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sliced banana bread with chocolate chips

Incredible Easy Vegan Banana Bread

  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan Banana Bread that's 100% whole grain, perfectly sweet and moist, and takes less than 10 minutes to whip up! A healthy and super simple banana bread recipe that will quickly become a favorite. See notes for gluten free options. Delicious with my Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting!


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup non dairy milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups very overripe bananas*
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar**
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x5in loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
  3. Measure out bananas in a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher or fork to mash them well. Add sugar or syrup, oil, and vanilla, whisking to combine. Stir in milk.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir just until just barely combined (a few flour clumps are okay). Fold in chocolate chips, being careful not to over-mix.
  5. Pour into pan. Bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes for maple syrup version), or until a knife comes out clean. If your loaf looks like it's getting too browned, quickly slide a piece of tin foil on top after 50 minutes. Once done, carefully remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool before slicing.


*equals about 3 medium bananas, but be sure to measure since size varies!

**can sub 1/3 cup maple syrup

TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE: Do not substitute almond flour or coconut flour for the whole wheat flour; they are not even substitutes and your banana bread will not turn out. For a gluten-free version, readers have had success with 2 cups of 1:1 GF baking flour OR 1 1/2 GF baking flour + 1/2 cup almond flour. Or try my Best Gluten Free Banana Bread!

Keywords: vegan banana bread, healthy banana bread