Pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy a slice of this vegan banana bread. Made with a flax egg, naturally sweetened, and makes a great snack all week long.
Baked Goods Belong with Coffee
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning, pouring a cup of coffee (or tea), knowing that you also have a fresh loaf of vegan banana bread waiting for you. My ideal morning consists of a slow wake up with time to sit and enjoy breakfast and wait for a poop! HA. It’s true.
Honestly, if every morning could start out just like that life would be a dream! We love developing healthy and delicious breakfast options for all of you and this vegan banana bread is one of our new favorites. Some of our most recent breakfast favorites right now are below!
Throw any of the above recipes in the oven, let them cool, and freeze them for easy meal prep recipes all. week. long. Before you make anything, give this vegan banana bread recipe a try- you’re going to LOVE it.
Vegan Banana Bread
We cover all bases here on FFF and for those of you that follow a vegan lifestyle. I’m not going to lie, vegan baking is hard! People like the Minimalist Baker have it down pat and we try our best to get you amazing vegan baking recipes when we get them exactly right. This vegan banana bread is perfect.
The main ingredients that one has to generally avoid are eggs and honey when doing a bit of vegan baking. Thank goodness there are so many different options in the vegan baking world. Have no fear, we have whipped up some of our most trusted tips and tricks for vegan baking recipes.
Tips + Tricks
Egg Substitute. No eggs, no problem! You are still able to bake delicious recipes without eggs with FLAX EGGS. Check out our how to make a flax egg post on the ins and outs on how to mix up a flax egg just right to incorporate into tasty baked goods.
Change up the sweeteners. In all of our baking recipes, we try to use natural sweeteners no matter what! Our favorite vegan baking sweetener is maple syrup. Maple syrup gives any recipe it’s in a warm sweetness that you just can’t beat!
How to Make Vegan Banana Bread
Let’s get this party started! This vegan banana bread will be ready in no time.
It’s time to mash and mix. Before anything, it’s time to prepare a flax egg. Head over to how to make a flax egg and then set your flax egg to the side to set. After the flax egg is mixed, add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together in a bowl and set them aside.
Next, it’s time to mix the wet ingredients together. Mashing the bananas is an important step in this recipe. You don’t want the bananas too runny or too chunky.
Too runny will leave the banana bread batter too thin and if the banana chunks are too big they will sink to the bottom. A nice even mash is the goal.
After the banana is mashed, add the rest of the wet ingredients (including the flax egg if ready) and mix until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, being cautious not to over mix.
It’s time to pour the batter into a loaf pan. We use a 9-inch loaf pan and spray it evenly with nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil to make sure there will be absolutely NO sticking.
You can also place a strip of parchment paper at the bottom of the loaf pan so when the baking is done, it is easy to lift the banana bread right out of the pan.
Slowly pour banana bread batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle toppings onto the banana bread. We used walnuts, but feel free to use whatever nut you would like.
Bake vegan banana bread at 350ºF for 45- 50 minutes. Every oven is different, so be sure to check the banana bread around the 30-minute mark and if the top is browning, cover it with tin foil to prevent the top of the banana bread from burning.
Remove the banana bread from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. You have two options here. Remove from the pan immediately (be careful) if you feel the banana bread is perfect and needs no additional time in the oven. Or you can let the vegan banana bread cool in the loaf pan.
All of this depends on what type of loaf pan is used, the oven temperature, and if the middle of the banana bread is fully cooked. We generally leave the banana bread in the loaf pan for 5-10 minutes to cook a bit longer and then we remove it and let it cool on a cooling rack.
Lastly, enjoy the banana bread within 5-7 days of baking. Be sure to let the bread cool completely before placing it into plastic wrap, a paper bag, or Tupperware to store.
If you would like to freeze the banana bread for later, slice after the bread is cooled, wrap in plastic wrap and tin foil and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Healthy Banana Bread Recipes
Vegan Banana Bread
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy a slice of this vegan banana bread. Made with a flax egg, naturally sweetened, and makes a great snack all week long!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- 1¾ cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup walnuts (for topping)
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 flax egg*
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cups almond milk, unsweetened*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Next, mix all of the dry ingredients (except for walnuts) into a medium-sized bowl. Mix until combined and set aside.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, add all wet ingredients (except for coconut oil) to the bowl and whisk together.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until all ingredients are combined.
- Finally, add coconut oil to the batter and mix well.
- Pour batter into the loaf pan and make sure that batter is evenly spread out. Sprinkle walnuts over the top of the banana bread and place banana bread into the oven.
- Bake banana bread at 350ºF for 45-50 minutes, covering the banana bread with tin foil at about 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!
* Our loaf pan has a depth of 5 inches
- Serving Size: 1/8