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vegan banana bread
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Vegan Banana Bread

This vegan banana bread recipe is super easy to make, one bowl, moist, hearty and oh so delicious! Loaded with walnuts and dark chocolate bits in every bite, warm slices of this bread with coffee is just perfect for a rainy evening!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: breafast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan banana bread
Servings: 1 9 x 5 loaf
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1.25 cups mashed banana from 3 or 4 overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup organic raw sugar can use any type of sugar
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil or any oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or powder
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped vegan dark chocolate


  • Preheat your oven at 350 F or 180 C. Grease and dust a 9 x 5 loaf tin.
  • In a large bowl, add the peeled ripe bananas and mash well with a fork. Mash thoroughly and measure the puree. You will need around 1 1/4 cup banana puree.
  • Now combine banana puree, olive oil, sugar in a bowl.
  • Using an electric beater or hand held wire whisk, whisk everything well until light and fluffy.
  • Add wheat flour, salt, vanilla powder baking soda to the wet mixture one by one in the mentioned order.
  • Cut and fold gently only until no flour streaks are seen. Do not over mix.
  • Throw in chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks. Fold very gently.
  • Pour the banana bread batter into prepared tin.
  • Bake in the hot oven for 35-40 minutes or until a tester comes put clean.
  • Let cool, slice and serve banana bread as snack or breakfast.


  • Use overripe bananas for best results
  • You can reduce sugar and use 1/4 cup if preffered
  • Do not over mix the batter
  • You can double the recipe.


Serving: 19 x 5 loaf | Calories: 308kcal