Vegan Banana Bread Recipe from the College Vegan cookbook

Banana Bread

This vegan banana bread is just like the one my mom used to make. Bake it a bit less if you like it moist and dense, or leave it in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes after you turn off the heat to dry out a bit. My family is divided on their banana bread tastes, so I’ll leave it to you to decide.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 280kcal
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.


  • ¼ cup coconut oil or vegan margarine, plus more for preparing the pan
  • 4 bananas
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ cup nondairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups flour regular, white whole wheat, spelt, sorghum, or GF mix


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 5-by-7-inch loaf pan with coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Add the brown sugar, milk, flaxseed, vinegar, coconut oil, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.
  • Add the flour and stir until just combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until fully risen and slightly browned on top and springy to the touch.
  • Let cool. Tip the loaf out of the pan and slice.



PREP TIP: If you’ve let your bananas get overripe, peel them and freeze them in zip-top plastic bags to have on hand for smoothies and banana bread.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fiber: 7g