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vegan banana bread

Classic Banana Bread Veganized

A classic banana bread recipe made vegan! You will never know the difference between this and the traditional banana bread. The addition of flax and whole wheat flour make this a healthier alternative, without sacrificing on moistness and flavor.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 340 kcal
Author Jones LeFae


  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter try Earth Balance
  • 1/4 cup walnuts optional
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

    To make the flax egg:

    In a small bowl, add the 6 Tbsp. water to the ground flax seed. Set aside to gel.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. When the flax egg has gelled, you will add it to the banana and mix well.

  3. In a larger mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda, and stir together.

    Add the vegan butter and mix it into the dry mixture with a fork. It should end up with a sandy texture. Make sure any large lumps of butter are fully incorporated.

  4. Add the banana and flax egg mixture to the flour and butter mixture and stir until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated well with the wet.

    The batter should be sticky, but not runny.

  5. Grease the bottom and sides (all the way up) of a 9" x 5" baking pan with a small amount of the vegan butter.

    Add your batter to the pan and spread evenly.

    Optional: Here is where you can really customize your banana bread. Nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and of course, chocolate chips make great additions to the bread. I like to use walnuts or pecans and chocolate chips to mine. Just sprinkle them on top and press in a bit.

    Bake for 55 minutes.