This soft and tender vegan banana bread recipe is so moist, sweet and easy to make! that’s so quick and easy to make! You don’t need any eggs nor egg replacements- just banana! Absolutely no one will know this banana bread is vegan, dairy free, and easily gluten free as well!

Why you’ll love this vegan banana bread whether or not you’re vegan:

This is truly the best banana bread you’ll ever make, hands down, vegan or not. It tastes just like the one I grew up with: super moist with a soft crumb texture, full of extraordinarily ripe bananas and a caramelized sweetness from the granulated sugar or coconut sugar (that mimics brown sugar), and subtle notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla for extra warmth.

slice of vegan banana bread

Like my vegan double chocolate banana bread and more summer-y vegan zucchini banana bread, you won’t be able to resist. It’s one of the best classic vegan breakfast recipes, and a wonderful dessert option on a cozy fall day.

This vegan banana bread recipe truly does taste just like the classic, so if you have some non-vegans stopping by for a bite to eat, know that you can serve this healthier and super easy banana bread without any doubt that it’s anything but the classic.

That’s how amazing this recipe is.

I know, a really bold statement to claim, and yes, I’m sure that other vegan food bloggers have amazing banana bread recipes, but I’m that confident that you’ll love this banana bread recipe as much as I do!

Which, if you couldn’t tell, is a whole lot. I even use it in my vegan banana bread cheesecake!

It’s made with simple vegan ingredients, comes together in just one bowl, and is the easiest vegan quick bread recipe to make when you’ve got to use up those ripe bananas! (and actually the inspiration for this banana cream cheese crumb cake, which also just uses bananas as the egg substitute!).

For more seasonal quick bread recipes: Try this vegan pumpkin bread, vegan gingerbread loaf, or even this vegan chocolate zucchini bread!

loaf of vegan banana bread sliced.

Ingredients you’ll need:

As I mentioned above, one of the reasons why this is the best vegan banana bread ever is because of how simple the ingredients are.

You can make this vegan banana bread recipe entirely gluten free or keep is just vegan- it’s up to you! But here are the basic ingredients that you’ll need to get started:

  • Mashed bananas from super ripe bananas. This is our only vegan egg substitute. You don’t need anything else!
  • Flour: I have used both all purpose flour and gluten-free flour blends (King Arthur Measure for Measure is what I recommend!). You can easily make this a gluten free vegan banana bread by using gluten free 1:1 baking flour or even oat flour. I do not recommend using whole wheat flour nor whole wheat pastry flour for this recipe. Whole wheat flour bakes much differently from all purpose or even gluten free.
  • Granulated sugar & brown sugar: As mentioned above, you can also use coconut sugar for a completely refined sugar free healthy banana bread recipe. You can also use both granulated sugar and brown sugar. 
  • Cinnamon + nutmeg
  • Dairy free milk: such as oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
  • Vegan butter: or olive oil or unsweetened applesauce (for oil free)
  • Baking soda + baking powder
vegan banana bread ingredients on marble
Please note that the old recipe used flaxseed eggs – going forward, we don’t anymore!

Nothing out of the ordinary here, which is why I love this banana bread. Whether or not you’re vegan, you can definitely fall in love with the combination of these ingredients!