Easy Vegan Banana Bread (No Eggs No Milk No Butter)

easy vegan banana bread recipe

This easy vegan banana bread recipe is delicious and simple to make. It contains no eggs, no milk and no butter. We have replaced the butter, milk and eggs used in many traditional banana bread recipes… with vegetable oil and an extra banana. So this banana bread is vegan, has less saturated fat and even more banana flavor. Yum!! Moreover, if you want to make this vegan banana bread even more unique, you can easily add a cup of chopped walnuts, blueberries, cranberries, etc. Your family will love this great tasting vegan dessert.

Our vegan banana bread recipe should take you only 5-10 minutes to prepare and clean up. Please be aware that this is an oven-baked banana bread recipe. It is not made with a bread machine. For more banana bread ideas & recipes, please visit our main section on Banana Bread Variations. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Vegan Banana Bread = No Eggs, No Butter & No Milk

Vegan Banana Bread No Butter No Eggs

Pour Mixed Batter into Bread Pan

Vegan Banana Bread Batter

Sliced Vegan Banana Bread

easy vegan banana bread recipe

Make Your Vegan Banana Bread Even Better By Adding Cranberries, Blueberries, Nuts, etc.


Ingredients – Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

  • 1/2 Cup – Vegetable Oil (use a neutral tasting vegetable oil such as corn or canola)
  • 4 – Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups – Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 Cup – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt
  • Optional – Add 1 Cup of Blueberries, Cranberries, Chopped Walnuts, etc.

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, mixing bowl, long wooden spoon, 9 by 5 bread pan, oven mitts, silicon spatula, cooling rack and an oven.

Instructions – Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Stir bananas and vegetable oil together.
  • Mix in remaining dry ingredients. Stir until the batter is fully mixed.
  • Optional – Add 1 cup of your family’s favorite “special” ingredient (i.e. cranberries, blueberries, walnuts, etc.) after the batter has been completely mixed. Make sure this cup of extra ingredients is evenly spread throughout the batter.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 70 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the vegan banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.

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Tips – Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help banana bread “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • The key to all good banana breads is RIPE bananas. Ripe bananas are soft and the exterior peel is usually yellow with small black & brown spots. Hard yellow/green(ish) bananas are too starchy and have less banana flavor. Ripe bananas are sweeter and have much more banana flavor.
  • Optional – If you want to make your vegan banana bread even more unique & tasty, you can add 1 cup of chopped walnuts, blueberries, cranberries, etc. Stir this cup of extra ingredients (i.e. walnuts) into the batter after you have mixed all of the other recipe ingredients and before you pour the batter into the bread pan. Your family will love your awesome vegan blueberry banana bread, vegan cranberry banana bread, vegan banana nut bread, etc.
  • Optional – If you want to make a vegan chocolate chip banana bread, you can add 1 cup of vegan chocolate chips to this recipe. Some manufacturers of vegan chocolate chips include Enjoy Life and Lily’s Sweets.
  • You should use a neutral flavored vegetable oil (i.e. corn or canola oil) in order to make vegan banana bread. A strong flavored oil (i.e. olive oil or peanut oil) may negatively impact the banana bread taste.
  • The vegetable oil replaces the butter and the 4th banana replaces the eggs used in many traditional non-vegan banana bread recipes.
  • Since this recipe uses 4 bananas, there might be a little more moisture variability in your vegan banana bread batter (given variation in banana sizes). Therefore, you might have to use the toothpick tip below.
  • 4 large bananas equals ROUGHLY 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups of mashed bananas.
  • This doesn’t happen often but if the top of the banana bread looks too moist or under cooked, you should try the “toothpick test”. Gently push a toothpick into the top of the bread and see if any batter sticks to the toothpick. If batter is sticking to the toothpick then it hasn’t completely cooked. Place the bread pan back into the still hot oven for another 2 or 3 minutes. Make sure to wear oven gloves because the bread pan will be very hot. After the 2 or 3 minutes, remove the bread pan and test the vegan banana bread again with a tooth pick.
  • If you have a problem with a vegan banana bread recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct oven temperature), using the correct amounts of ingredients (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • In addition, you should always try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda from an open container (that has been deodorizing your refrigerator for months) may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking soda/powder may lead to rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your vegan banana bread.
  • For more easy banana bread recipes (i.e. blueberry, cranberry, chocolate chip, vegan, oatmeal, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Banana Bread Recipes section. Or try some of our Banana Bread Muffins Recipes.

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Banana Bread Questions

What is a vegan banana bread?

A vegan banana bread is a banana bread made without any animal-based products. Most vegan banana bread recipes do not include animal-based ingredients such as butter, eggs or milk. Beyond a basic banana bread, vegan bakers can also create vegan cranberry banana bread, vegan blueberry banana bread, etc. Vegan banana breads are delicious and can contain less saturated fat than traditional banana breads that contain ingredients such as butter.

Are vegan desserts healthier?

Vegan desserts tend to be healthier than many non-vegan desserts because they usually contain less saturated fat. The lack of ingredients such as butter and/or whole milk generally reduces the saturated fat in a vegan dessert. However, be aware that vegan desserts may not be super healthy if they contain high levels of sugar and because some types of vegetable oil may contain less healthy fats.

Is vegetable oil vegan?

If a vegetable oil contains no animal-based ingredients then it generally considered to be vegan ingredient. Vegan recipes often use vegetable oils such as 100% canola oil, 100% corn oil, 100% olive oil, etc. When making a vegan dessert, many cooks like to use a neutral flavored vegetable oil (i.e. corn or canola oil) in order not to distort the taste of the dessert. A strong flavored oil (i.e. olive oil or peanut oil) may negatively change the flavor of a vegan dessert. Always check the labels on your ingredients to make sure that they are vegan.

Is vegan banana bread easy to make?

Yes, vegan banana bread is very easy to make. You are just replacing some of the ingredients used in non-vegan banana bread recipes. Vegan bakers often use vegetable oil and fruit (i.e. applesauce or bananas) to replace the butter, eggs and/or milk used in non-vegan banana bread. For example, our banana bread recipe is simple, easy to make and has no milk, no eggs and no butter. Instead, it is made with extra bananas and vegetable oil.

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Easy Vegan Banana Bread (No Eggs No Milk No Butter)

This easy vegan banana bread recipe is delicious and simple to make. It contains no eggs, no milk and no butter. We have replaced the butter, milk and eggs used in many traditional banana bread recipes... with vegetable oil and an extra banana. So this banana bread is vegan, has less saturated fat and even more banana flavor. Yum!!
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegan banana bread, easy vegan banana bread recipe, vegan banana bread, vegan banana bread recipe, vegan dessert
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil (use a neutral tasting vegetable oil such as corn or canola)
  • 4 Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Stir bananas and vegetable oil together.
  • Mix in remaining dry ingredients. Stir until the batter is fully mixed.
  • Optional - Add 1 cup of your family's favorite "special" ingredient (i.e. cranberries, blueberries, walnuts, etc.) after the batter has been completely mixed. Make sure this cup of extra ingredients is evenly spread throughout the batter.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 70 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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