This vegan banana bread is loaded with delicious add-ins and toppings that will make it your new favorite recipe. It is perfect for breakfast, but also great as a snack or even dessert! Plus, you only need one mixing bowl to make it so there is no big cleanup or loads of dishes. Let’s get into it!
Vegan banana bread overview:
This recipe doesn’t even have an egg replacement so it’s super easy. After making the base, which is just two mashed bananas, whole wheat flour, vanilla, baking soda, non-dairy milk, and salt, I kind of went a little nuts with the add-ins (no pun intended).
This recipe includes oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
I encourage you to make this your own with some other add-ins such as:
- coconut flakes
- almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
- raisins, cranberries
- white chocolate chips (why not)
- chocolate spread like Nutella
- other fruit like strawberries, apples, banana slices, blueberries
- You can also play with different extracts like coconut and almond (instead of vanilla)
Another reason I love this recipe is the one-bowl factor. You have time to clean up everything AND watch your favorite TV comedy while the banana bread bakes. Sounds like the coziest baking sesh ever, right?
Make this simple banana bread gluten-free
If you need gluten-free banana bread, use all-purpose gluten-free flour for best results. We like to use Bob’s Red Mill! I don’t recommend using coconut or almond flour in baked goods for the most part, but if that’s all you have- go for it! You can also blend up oats to make oat flour. Of course, use gluten-free oats if you need to as well.
How to incorporate this vegan banana bread into meal prep:
- Want to make this banana bread last all week? You can totally leave it out at room temperature, covered with foil/saran wrap/beeswax wrap and it will be fine for up to 5 days.
- To extend the life of your banana bread, slice or cut it into individual portions once cooled. Then wrap servings in saran wrap or beeswax wrap and place them in a meal prep container in your fridge.
- You can also freeze individual slices of banana bread (way easier than freezing a loaf, then waiting for it to thaw, trust me).
- Another tip: use this banana bread batter as muffin batter! Doing this makes it even easier to take breakfast on the go.
What can I substitute bananas for in banana bread?
If you are set on making banana bread but your bananas aren’t ripe, or you just don’t enjoy them, you can always use applesauce! 1/2 cup of applesauce equals about 1 mashed banana. So for this specific recipe, you could use 1 cup of applesauce as a replacement.
This vegan banana bread is so tasty that it will definitely be a crowd favorite. Happy baking!
And don’t forget to try out our other delicious breakfast recipes!
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Cozy Pumpkin Muffins
- Freezer-Friendly Veggie Breakfast Burritos
- Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies
- Berry Parfait With Homemade Granola
- Vegan Tofu Scramble
One-Bowl Loaded Vegan Banana Bread
- 2 banana ripe, mashed
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
- 1/2 cup agave, maple syrup or honey
- 1/3 cup milk of your choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 TBSP nut butter optional
- 1 TBSP chia seeds optional
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1¼ cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, seeds etc (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
- Prepare a glass baking dish, bread tin, or muffin tin with cooking spray or oil.
- Add the bananas, oil/butter, liquid sweetener, milk, vanilla, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nut butter if using to a big mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- Then add the flour, oats and optional add-ins (chocolate chips, chia seeds, nuts, raisins, etc). Stir until combined.
- Pour mixture into a baking dish, bread pan or muffin tin. For a more *aesthetic* bread, sprinkle the top with oats or more chocolate chips.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. You know it’s done when you stick a fork, knife, or toothpick in it and it comes out clean with no batter on it!