Simple Vegan Banana Bread

vegan banana bread

I need to tell you about this vegan banana bread that you would never guess is vegan.

It has the perfect soft crumb, it’s moist with great banana flavor, and it’s just sweet enough with little
caramel-y nuggets from the dates. There’s no messing around with fancy flax eggs or non-dairy milks,
just straight up simple and easy banana bread. It also freezes and reheats in the toaster like a champ.

vegan banana bread


Oh, and it’s excellent with peanut butter. Duh.

banana date bread vegan

(Recipe adapted from The Simple Veganista)

Banana Date Bread {Vegan}

  • 1 3/4 cups spelt flour, or flour of choice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 small or 3 large bananas (overripe is best), mashed
  • 1/3 cup macadamia oil or warmed coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dates

Heat oven to 180 C/350 F and grease a loaf pan.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl mash bananas (you should have approx. 1 3/4 cups).  Add oil, sugar, vanilla and dates and mix well to combine.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Bake for about 45-55 minutes, depending on your oven. Rotate the loaf pan somewhere around the 25 minute mark for even baking. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.


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