This deliciously moist and tender banana coffee cake is layered with a creamy brown sugar dairy free cream cheese filling and roasted banana. This banana crumb cake is soft, perfectly sweet, fluffy, and naturally vegan thanks to using just banana as the eggs (and swapping in non-dairy alternatives!). Like cheesecake, banana bread, and coffee cake in one, and so easy, you don’t even need eggs nor dairy!

sliced vegan banana bread coffee cake

Why you NEED to try this banana coffee cake:

If you love banana bread, cheesecake, and coffee cake, then you need to make this unbelievably rich and delicious cream cheese filled banana coffee cake. 

I’m telling you now, this is about to be your new FAVORITE breakfast cake, brunch treat, or anytime snack. It’s moist, rich, fluffy, and just perfectly soft. You’d never know this coffee cake contains ZERO eggs (nor any vegan egg replacements!) – just like this very delicious and moist chocolate chip coffee cake, this almond croissant inspired almond coffee cake, and this summery lemon blueberry cream cheese coffee cake 😉

My family, friends, and neighbors (many of whom are NOT dairy free nor vegan) said this banana crumb cake was easily the best coffee cake they ever ate.

slice of vegan banana cream cheese coffee cake

So tell me about the layers of this gorgeous cream cheese filled banana coffee cake:

  1. Soft and rich banana cake base: Like in my classic coffee cake, we have a vanilla cake base- but with a rich banana flavor that has notes of buttery sweet vanilla. We’re also enriching the texture and flavor with brown sugar to add in more moisture to the cake. It’s easy and quick to make, and super moist, thanks to both the banana and (vegan) sour cream. 
  2. Lush and creamy cream cheese filling: And you don’t need any eggs to set it! With just a touch of cornstarch and brown sugar, this cream cheese filling sets like a silky cheesecake in the middle, and just perfectly balances the sweetness of the bananas.
  3. Roasted banana: What takes this cream cheese banana crumb cake to the next level is the layer of roasted bananas in the middle. 
  4. Crumb topping: Then we finish this coffee cake twist with a sprinkle of classic brown sugar crumble topping before baking this lush cake into perfection.