Eggless Banana Bread Recipe – Quick, Easy & No Eggs

This eggless banana bread recipe creates a delicious classic banana bread… without any eggs! No egg banana bread is for people who have run out of eggs, are allergic to eggs, etc. Our recipe creates a wonderful banana bread that tastes very similar to an old fashioned traditional banana bread. It is also a very moist banana bread given the applesauce.

No Egg Banana Bread – Moist & Delicious

Eggless Banana Bread

If desired, you can also easily enhance this no egg banana bread by adding extra ingredients such as blueberries, cranberries, chopped walnuts, etc. However, if you are looking for a completely vegan dessert, you should try out our Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe (because it does not contain any eggs, butter or milk). Or if you have kids, you might like to try out our delicious No Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies.

@$%!! I Am Out of Eggs!!! How Do I Make Banana Bread Now?

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There are many alternatives that you can use to replace eggs in banana bread. This recipe uses applesauce as an egg substitute because it creates a delicious & moist banana bread. Moreover, most people can’t even taste the very mild applesauce flavor and think this banana bread is just a great tasting “regular” moist banana bread.

FYI – Other popular (and not so popular) egg substitutes used in no egg banana bread & cake recipes include vinegar & baking soda, ground flax seeds & water, arrowroot powder, carbonated water, soft tofu, ground chia seeds & water, “leftover” chickpea cooking water, etc. Personally, I think applesauce is much easier to find & work with!

Answer…  Applesauce = Great Egg Substitute!

Applesauce

This no egg banana bread recipe should take you roughly only 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 recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main section on Banana Bread Variations. You will also find a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you liked this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Ingredients – Eggless Banana Bread Recipe (No Egg Banana Bread)

  • 8 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1/2 Cup – Applesauce (unsweetened & plain – not chunky style)
  • 3 – Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups – Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt

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 – Eggless Banana Bread Recipe (No Egg Banana Bread)

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Stir bananas, applesauce and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients. Stir until the batter is fully mixed.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 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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Tips – Eggless Banana Bread Recipe (No Egg Banana Bread)

  • The tips below are designed to help banana bread “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • Optional – This recipe produces an old-style classic banana bread without eggs. However, if you want to “enhance” your eggless banana bread, you can add a 1 cup of blueberries, cranberries, chopped walnuts, etc. You should add this optional cup of ingredients after the regular batter has been fully mixed. Stir until the extra ingredient is completely mixed into the batter.
  • Since this recipe uses a 1/2 cup of applesauce to replace the eggs used in most traditional banana bread recipes, it may add a very slight apple flavor. However, this taste is extremely mild and compliments the banana flavor in this no egg banana bread recipe. It also helps to make this banana bread nice & moist. Moreover, if you use unsweetened plain applesauce, many people will not even taste the slight apple flavor. Do not use chunky applesauce.
  • Since this moist banana bread contains butter, it is NOT a vegan eggless banana bread. If you are looking for a banana bread made without eggs or butter, you should try our easy Vegan Banana Bread recipe.
  • Eggs are a minor leavening agent. In contrast, baking soda & powder are major leavening agents (and contribute most of the rise in a banana bread). Therefore, a banana bread without eggs might be slightly flatter than a banana bread made with eggs.
  • Use RIPE bananas for improved taste. 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.
  • Make sure to use 3 large bananas (not 3 medium bananas). Otherwise, this no egg banana bread might turn out to be a little dry.
  • In case, you like to use cups versus banana “sizes”… 3 medium-sized bananas equal roughly 1 to 1 1/4 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas) and 3 large-sized bananas equal roughly 1 1/3 to 1 2/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). Of course, banana sizes can vary greatly… and my version of medium and large-sized bananas may differ from yours!
  • 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 banana bread again with a tooth pick.
  • If you have a problem with a 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 banana bread.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a hot oven and bread pan.
  • For more easy banana bread ideas (i.e. blueberry, cranberry, chocolate chip, vegan, oatmeal, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Banana Bread Recipes section.

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Questions – Eggless Banana Bread (No Egg Banana Bread)

Why do people make banana bread without eggs?

People make banana bread without eggs because they have run out of eggs & don’t want to travel to the supermarket, have family members who are allergic to eggs, don’t want to eat animal-sourced ingredients, etc.

Can you make banana bread without eggs?

Yes, you can make banana bread without eggs. This recipe uses applesauce as an egg substitute. Other egg substitutes used in no egg banana bread recipes include vinegar & baking soda, ground flax seeds & water, arrowroot powder, carbonated water, soft tofu, ground chia seeds & water, “leftover” chickpea cooking water, etc.

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Eggless Banana Bread Recipe - Quick, Easy & No Eggs

This eggless banana bread recipe creates a delicious classic banana bread... without eggs! This recipe is for people who have run out of eggs, are allergic to eggs, etc. It tastes very similar to an old fashioned traditional banana bread. Visit BreadDad.com for more great banana bread recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread recipe, banana bread without eggs, eggless banana bread, eggless banana bread recipe, no egg banana bread
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1/2 Cup Applesauce (unsweetened & plain - not chunky style)
  • 3 Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 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.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Stir bananas, applesauce and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients. Stir until the batter is fully mixed.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 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: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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