Vegan Banana Bread (GF)

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The best vegan banana bread that is tender on the outside and moist on the inside! This easy vegan banana bread uses just one bowl and happens to be gluten free! 

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Is there anything better than banana bread? Our favorites include chocolate chip banana bread, blueberry banana bread, and this vegan banana bread

No milk, no butter, and no eggs needed- This truly is the BEST vegan banana bread

This is the kind of banana bread recipe you need to have on hand. It’s perfect for those times when you are out of eggs, or you want to lick the bowl. It’s so easy to make and uses simple ingredients, you probably have all of them in your pantry right nowIt can also be made sugar free.

I’ve made this banana bread countless times, especially when I want something sweet and healthy for breakfast, or just want a change from my usual vegan banana muffins.

The texture of the vegan banana bread is everything a traditional banana bread has- Moist, fluffy and soft on the inside, yet incredibly tender on the outside. Even though it is made without eggs, it rises beautifully! The taste is buttery and loaded with banana flavor, with hints of cinnamon throughout.

How to make vegan banana bread

The Ingredients

  • Bananas– Mashed, overripe bananas are best, as they will yield a sweeter loaf.
  • Vegan butter– Gives the banana bread the rich buttery texture, without the need for any oil.
  • Vanilla extract– A must for delicious baked goods! 
  • Unsweetened almond milk– Any plant-based or dairy-free milk will work- I prefer using unsweetened almond milk. 
  • Apple cider vinegar– helps the bread rise and have a fluffy interior, without using eggs.
  • Gluten-Free or All-Purpose Flour– To keep it gluten-free, you can use gluten-free flour. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice- I’ve tried this recipe with white sugar, brown sugar, coconut palm sugar and monk fruit sweetener, a sugar free substitute. I recommend white or monk fruit sweetener (especially to keep it sugar free).
  • Baking soda– Like the apple cider vinegar, this helps the loaf rise.
  • Salt– Brings out the natural sweetness! 

The Instructions

You’ll start by combining your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then, add the wet ingredients and mix those together, until fully incorporated. Transfer your banana bread batter into a greased or parchment paper-lined loaf pan and bake for around 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean from the center. I recommend allowing the banana bread to cool in the pan completely, before slicing and enjoying.

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banana bread batter

Can I make this vegan banana bread low carb or keto? 

While this vegan gluten free banana bread can be made sugar free, it is not low carb or keto.

You may prefer to make flourless banana bread, which is grain free and lower carb. 

Storing, Freezing and Thawing Tips

  • To store: You have two options with storing the banana bread- room temperature or the fridge. Personally, I go through an entire loaf of banana bread within 2 days, so keep it at room temperature, covered. However, if you prefer to enjoy the bread over a week, you MUST refrigerate it. Place it on a place and cover it with plastic wrap. This will keep the bread fresh for one week.
  • To freeze: This banana bread is freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer to enjoy at a later time. Frozen vegan banana bread will keep for 6 months.
  • To thaw:  Thaw banana bread at room temperature, or in the fridge overnight. If you prefer a warm slice of banana bread, I recommend either microwaving it (from room temperature) for around 45 seconds, or in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes (180C/350F).
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Best Vegan Banana Bread (GF)

5 from 633 votes
This vegan banana bread is moist and fluffy and with a tender crumb! Naturally gluten free, this easy vegan banana bread recipe is a game changer!
Servings: 15 slices
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your mashed bananas, sweetener, softened butter and vanilla and whisk well, until combined and smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix very well, until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a skewer comes out the center clean.
  • Allow banana bread to cool in the pan completely, before slicing up.

Notes

Vegan Banana bread is eggless, so you can remove it from the oven slightly earlier, but your banana bread will be super moist. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSodium: 151mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 297IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 24g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe! Thank you so much! The bread is delicious and moist! However it doesn’t rise so much for me.. should it be only 225 gr of mashed bananas for one portion? Because the recipe says approximately 4 bananas which is around 400 gr. Could it be that the bread didn’t rise enough because I had more grams of bananas? It was still delicious but flat.. should I increase the baking soda next time? what would you recommend? Also, can I bake it using the fan ? Should the temperature be different in that case? Thank you in advance for the advice!

    1. Hi Eva- If you open the oven door too much throughout the baking process, it can deflate. Everything else, I haven’t tried so feel free to experiment and see

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe a few times and it never fails to delight. It’s simple to make; I do it differently each time by adding currants, dates, flax meal and /or hulled hemp seed to boost nutrition and taste.
    I recommend it very highly – no chance of it disappointing!

  3. The BEST banana bread recipe! I initially made it for my son and added blueberries. It’s better than the non-vegan banana bread I’ve been making for years. I’ve now made with raspberries and with chocolate chips and amazing every time. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    This is the best vegan and gluten free banana bread that I’ve tried and I’ve tried a few that have been fails. Thank you for sharing this!

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