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Sliced easy vegan banana bread on a sheet of white baking parchment on a light grey background.

Easy Vegan Banana Bread

Easy vegan banana bread – this is the best vegan banana bread recipe! It is so quick and simple to make, perfectly moist, tender, fluffy and full of banana flavour. It is the perfect way to use up those brown bananas and is really adaptable, add whatever mix-ins you like! Eggless and dairy-free with NO weird egg replacers.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author Domestic Gothess

Ingredients

  • 250 g (2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 330 g (3 medium) very ripe banana
  • 175 g (1 cup) light brown soft sugar
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sunflower oil or another neutral oil OR melted coconut oil OR 125g vegan block butter, melted
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) unsweetened non-dairy milk (soy is best)
  • 1/2 tsp cider or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°fan/350°F/gas mark 4. Grease an approx 11.5 x 21.5 cm / 4.5 x 8.5 in loaf tin (2lb loaf tin) and line with a strip of baking parchment.

  2. Place the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

  3. Mash the bananas well with a fork then add them to the bowl of flour along with the sugar, oil or melted butter, milk, vinegar and vanilla extract.

  4. Whisk until no dry lumps remain but be careful not to over-beat the batter as that can make the cake tough. If you are adding any mix-ins fold them through now.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and spread it level. Bake for 50-60 minutes until firm and springy to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  6. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then carefully turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Once cold, store in an airtight container for up to five days.

Recipe Notes

For the best results make sure that you follow the recipe closely. As always, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup conversions. Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough for baking and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Optional Mix-Ins:

This easy vegan banana bread is delicious as it is but it also works really well with mix-ins. Why not try adding about 125g of chocolate chips, roughly chopped nuts, raisins or other dried fruit?

Can I Freeze It?:

Yes. this easy vegan banana bread freezes really well. Either place it in an airtight freezer-proof container or ziplock bag or wrap it well before freezing.

Allow to defrost at room temperature. Once defrosted it is nice if you give it 10 seconds in the microwave to refresh it.