What could be better than, warm, soft, ultra moist fresh out of the oven banana bread? Vegan warm, soft, ultra moist fresh out of the oven banana bread! Banana bread is a great way to use up super ripe bananas and is the ultimate breakfast and snack food. Enjoyed alone, with vegan butter, or with some nut butter or jelly, this food is absolutely incredible and versatile. We’ve found the very best vegan banana bread recipes. From more traditional, to chocolate chip infused, to grain-free and gluten-free, we’ve got a recipe for any and all banana bread lovers. It’s a great healthy snack option for adults and children and a great idea to keep around the house to make healthy eating easy and delicious.
Bananas are an excellent food staple to keep on hand. They’re great in banana bread, in smoothies, banana ice cream and just to eat for the ultimate healthy fast food. They’re available and convenient and are extremely affordable. As if these aren’t reasons enough to keep them on hand at home, they’re full of fiber, potassium and antioxidants, making them an incredibly healthy part of any diet. We highly suggest making sure you always have two bunches on hand and keep some ripe ones frozen for smoothies and use up the overripe ones in any of the amazing banana bread recipes we’ve found.
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The Best Vegan Banana Bread Recipes
Recipe: Healthy Vegan Banana Bread
Where to Find it: My Darling Vegan
Why We Love it: This is your classic banana bread recipe and incorporates walnuts for a nutty and delicious crunch We love that it uses dates as a whole foods based sweetener. It’s high in fiber, potassium and omega 3’s, which means you can eat half a loaf in a day guilt-free!
Our Suggestions: We love this classic recipe. We suggest swapping out the traditional all-purpose flour for a gluten-free blend such as one by Bob’s Red Mill to make this recipe more friendly for those with allergies.
Recipe: Fluffy Vegan Banana Bread
Where to Find it: From My Bowl
Why We Love it: This healthy take on classic banana bread may just be our favorite option. It’s full of healthy fats, fiber, whole foods based and uses low glycemic coconut sugar as a sweetener. Did we mention it’s gluten free too? Win, win, win!
Our Suggestions: This is our go to recipe for banana bread, so we love experimenting with it doing all the things. Try adding in 1/4-1/2 cup of chocolate chips, or try 1/2 cup of freeze dried raspberries for something unique but delicious!
Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
Where to Find it: HummusSapien
Why We Love it: This is a pretty classic take on chocolate chip banana bread. It uses whole wheat pastry flour as a base for this delicious and dessert-like bread. We love that she offers an alternative to cane sugar, using maple syrup in it’s place if you prefer. This recipe uses easy to find ingredients so it should come together quickly and easily.
Our Suggestions: We love a good chocolate chip banana bread and really, the only way it can get better is by adding more chocolate, right? Making an easy chocolate sauce of melted coconut oil, cacao powder and maple syrup and drizzling it atop your cooled banana bread is always a good choice in our book.
Recipe: Best Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread
Where to Find it: Bianca Zapatka
Why We Love it: This recipe is decadent and we couldn’t be any more in love with how chocolatey it is. Its ingredients are simple and most likely things you already have on hand, making this a great choice when you suddenly find yourself with overripe bananas. We love the suggestion of using spelt flour as a great higher protein alternative to traditional wheat flour.
Our Suggestions: If you take one look at her suggested serving, she has the bread topped with banana slices and peanut butter. We highly suggest at least trying this or using a spread of peanut butter or almond butter atop this bread for a dessert-like treat.
Recipe: Healthy Flourless Banana Bread
Where to Find it: The Big Man’s World
Why We Love it: This is a great recipe for those who are following a gluten-free diet or more paleo or lower-carb diet. We love the uniqueness of this recipe and almond flour makes this banana bread a bit more dense and cake-like, in the best possible way.
Our Suggestions: This grain-free option tastes a bit cake-like and as such we think should be topped in a way to honor that. We highly recommend smearing your slice with almond butter, a drizzle of maple syrup and some raw cacao nibs for a delicious and healthy treat.
Recipe: Strawberry Banana Bread
Where to Find it: Healthier Steps
Why We Love it: This gluten-free banana bread is a unique and delicious version of banana bread. It’s full of fiber and vitamin C, thanks to the tart and sweet strawberries added to it. This is a great way to use fresh strawberries when in season.
Our Suggestions: We are particularly found of this option as a breakfast bread. We highly suggest topping this with a strawberry jam and peanut butter or using sunflower butter and topping it with extra strawberries for a nourishing and easy breakfast option.
Recipe: Carrot Cake Banana Bread
Where to Find it: Chocolate Covered Katie
Why We Love it: This unique twist on banana bread is incredibly easy to make and quite delicious. We love all the different variations that she offers to personalize the recipe to your own preferences and diet. It’s a great variation that lends itself to healthy dessert territory without too much sugar or anything overly processed.
Our Suggestions: We suggest topping this with either coconut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup OR a vegan cream cheese mixed with some coconut sugar for a decadent and healthy dessert.
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread
Where to Find it: Hunger Happens
Why We Love it: This gluten free cinnamon banana bread may take a little extra work but it is so utterly delicious its worth it. We love the easy to find ingredient list and we love how healthy it is despite being a bit dessert like. If you omit the icing, it’s completely free of refined sugar. If you indulge, enjoy the amazing banana bread!
Our Suggestions: This recipe is incredibly decadent, so we suggest playing that up. Use cream cheese for the frosting and sprinkle it with finely diced dates for extra texture and sweetness. A sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice atop the cream cheese would also go delightfully well and help to balance out extra sweetness from additional dates.
Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread
Where to Find it: Where You Get Your Protein
Why We Love it: Two of our favorite things get combined in this delightfully fall spiced treat. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice get mixed into this banana bread loaf for a healthy, high fiber, free of refined sugar dessert that is absolutely delicious. This bread is certainly meant to be enjoyed with a cup of tea in a sweater.
Our Suggestions: This bread is fantastic served warm with a little vegan butter. We also love the idea of smearing on a bit of unsweetened coconut yogurt along with a drizzle of maple syrup for an out of this world healthy treat.