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Vegan Banana Bread

This vegan banana bread is the perfect comfort food for breakfast or a snack. It’s moist, fluffy, and bursting with banana flavor, making it a hit with everyone, vegan or not.

Vegan Banana Bread

Course: DessertCuisine: ContinentalDifficulty: Medium


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This recipe is easy to make and uses simple ingredients that are easily available in your pantry. The combination of mashed bananas, warm spices, and a hint of vanilla makes this bread a delicious treat that you can enjoy any time of the day.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 bananas)

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, sugar, applesauce, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the surface with a spatula.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before transferring the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Use ripe bananas with brown spots for the best flavor and texture. If your bananas are not ripe enough, you can ripen them quickly by placing them in a paper bag for a day or two.
  • Do not overmix the batter, as this can result in a dense bread. Mix until just combined.
  • Use unsweetened applesauce to add moisture and sweetness to the bread.
  • If you want to add some crunch to the bread, you can add chopped walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips to the batter.

How to Store and Freeze

  • You can store leftover banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze the bread, let it cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place it in a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
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Complete Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories230
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 290mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 3g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q: What happens if you cut banana bread too early?

    A: If you cut banana bread too early, it may not hold its shape and could be crumbly. This is because the bread is still moist and warm, and cutting into it too soon can cause it to fall apart.

    Q: How long does homemade banana bread stay fresh?

    A: Homemade banana bread can stay fresh for up to 3-4 days if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want to extend its shelf life, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

    Q: Can you leave banana bread out after baking?

    A: Yes, you can leave banana bread out after baking, but it is recommended to store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out or becoming stale.

    Q: Why does banana bread fall?

    A: Banana bread may fall if it is undercooked or if there is too much leavening agent (baking soda or baking powder) in the recipe. It may also fall if there is too much liquid or if the bananas used are overripe.

    Q: How do you keep vegan banana bread moist?

    A: To keep banana bread moist, store it in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can also wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out.

    Q: What happens if I put too much banana in banana bread?

    A: If you put too much banana in banana bread, it may become too moist and dense. The excess moisture from the bananas may also cause the bread to take longer to cook or not cook through properly. It is important to follow the recipe and use the recommended amount of bananas.

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