So wonderful that you now have a banana bread you actually like. Nisha, I love all of your recipes and now come here whenever I need a recipe I know will work! Wipe out the bowl. ** The lemon juice is optional, but I find that mixing a little bit into plant-based milks tends to make for baked goods that are a bit lighter in texture, and the acidity also helps the baking soda reaction take effect. It’s still a bit dense, as even the best banana breads should be, but it’s not heavy. I’ve had a lot of baking fails in the past, so I really appreciate how easy this recipe is! It works with all of them. Do you have baking powder? Darnit! Typically, banana bread is very sweet due to the combination of sugar and super sweet, ripe bananas, and while that deep sweetness is usually a good thing, sometimes it’s nice to add a little flavor contrast. Let us know how it went in the comment section below! . Gorgeous crust and moist crumb! Here at Rainbow Plant Life, I share wildly flavorful vegan recipes, entertaining cooking videos, and tips for making a vegan lifestyle rewarding and easy. Also, unrefined coconut oil has a bit of a coconutty taste, so I would recommend using refined coconut oil. Using the end of a whisk or a fork, mash them until smooth and no lumps remain (or, for a more rustic banana bread, leave a few chunks in). Commenting to myself…because i just saw Nisha’s notes about baking times for muffins face palm. Aquafaba. chocolate chips in here for some more goodness? Thanks for the recipe Happy holidays! Not-yet-ripe bananas. It is AMAZING! I am so glad it worked with gluten-free flour and that it was the best vegan baked good you’ve had :) Did you use all purpose gluten free flour? If the latter, how much do you recommend? I love this recipe! Aww Anthony! After 15 minutes, turn donuts out onto a cooling rack. I put almonds, dried cherries, goji berries and raisins. Aww that’s lovely to hear, Deepa! Motherhood- with an AD(h)D-itude. This recipe comes from my food blog, Cucina Bella. Full loaf is measured at 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2. I threw them all in to the wet ingredients. This really is the best vegan banana bread: moist, light and oh so yummy! I can’t find regular flour anywhere right now b/c of the pandemic. Bread adapted from Averie Cooks’ … Can I use buckwheat flour or a combination of buckwheat flour with something else? It turned out to be the best vegan bake. Preheat the oven to 350°F/176°C. I’m on my phone, an android, and your newsletter subscription pops up at the bottom, and above that there’s the commercial. Also, all I had was cow milk at home but it still as delicious! I’ve yet to deep-dive into the world of vegan baking, but I’m glad that this banana bread was my first taste! Let donuts cool in the pan. I made it again without them and it was way better! I made this banana bread today and it didn’t last! It helps others discover my blog and recipes, and your comments always make my day :) Thank you for your support! Or, you can add some of your favorite mix-ins to the batter. Planning to make again today! Homemade banana bread with various flavors, including Strawberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Fudge, Caramel Apple, etc. I’m a newbie to your site. Subscribe and we’ll send you new recipes and videos every week. You can substitute a flax egg, but I haven’t tested […]. Hope you enjoyed the banana bread! That’s so wonderful to hear. I think the reason I love banana bread so much is that the simplicity of the ingredients and technique belie the incredibly delicious, satisfying taste. Thank you (and WHY did you post this!!! They turn black after a day and get really slimy and wet. This colorful twist on banana bread has lovingly been dubbed as Unicorn Banana Bread and it’s pretty easy to see why. Your picture looked the most delicious! Ingredients 6 tablespoons (~90 mL) aquafaba* 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (90 mL) oat milk, or unsweetened plant-based milk of choice 1 tablespoons lemon juice (optional but helps the banana bread rise and stay light) 1/3 cup (75 mL) sunflower oil, olive oil, … You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. However, last year I made a vegan, gluten-free kabocha squash banana bread with all-purpose gluten-free flour and it was great. I love your recipes, your cookbook, and you! Thanks! Subscribe and we’ll send you new recipes and videos every week. Ingredients. Does the cook time vary? Irene McDonald. Hi Alicia, what kind of springform pan do you have? They were truly wonderful.Thanks again for a great recipe. I made this banana bread yesterday and my gosh, its perfect. Imagine a banana bread that melts in your mouth. Light, moist, tender. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. We may earn commission from the links on this page. Sending you all positive thoughts, warm wishes, and hugs from a safe 6-foot distance! I reduced the sugar to a 1/4 cup but then drizzled some honey on top when serving and it was SO GOOD!! I could never make banana bread correctly. It really is super moist, and it tastes great warm or cold! How much pumpkin? Gently arrange the bananas on top the batter, sugared side side up. It was light and very moist. Oat flour is quite different from regular flour (I understand, it’s been hard to get it), so I am not sure it would work, as oat flour tends to produce baked goods that are quite gummy and dense unless the recipe has been specifically tested to use oat flour. I’m never making it again, though. You da best!!! -M. I’ve now made this for the 2nd time. Going to change the sugar to Monkfruit, flour to oat flour, and unsweetened apple sauce in place of the oil. I love the detail in your recipe and my banana bread loaf turned out so tender and moist thanks to you! Add in the plant-based milk and vanilla and mix until smooth. Thanks :-). I want to put 1/2 dozen in the freezer for coffee breaks next week. I think that translating from Italian I wrote that I have yeast, but maybe it’s actually baking powder. Do you think this could be made with oat flour? Hope that helps! Thank you for this great recipe. It is so moist! Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top of the batter using a spatula or spoon. Just one quick question. I am in full holiday mode. Loved the tip about putting the bananas in the oven too! I too love your wonderful header pictures. The caramelized banana on top is delicious, and I definitely wouldn’t leave it out if you can help it. You can also freeze the banana bread. Want to make banana bread, but no flour on hand? Delish participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. You can sub apple cider vinegar. Okay, not counting salt and two optional ingredients (lemon juice and cinnamon), but it’s very simple! It worked very well. I’m not a baker but you make it so easy that I do it. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at Variations of traditional white bread and healthy whole grain bread recipes included. Or the addition of more leavening + lemon juice? It’s so moist and delicious. Welcome to California!! I had my oven at 350, for reference. Arrange a rack in the bottom third of the oven. Frozen bananas. It's light, fluffy, tender, and moist! I made this exactly as directed except I used Bob’s red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour. <3. Banana bread falls into the category of quick breads. Thank you, I wish you a pleasant and safe Easter, if you are celebrating! I adapted this recipe for muffins for a quick grab and go for early mornings! I don’t have an answer to these questions…Thank you, Nisha, you goddess of baked goods! Looks delish!!!! If you freeze individual slices, defrost on the countertop for 20-30 minutes. Ground up oats in a vitamix. I am so glad you found the blog post and recipe helpful! And this recipe is so good that I baked two loaves in one week. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center and into the top comes out mostly clean. I used 80g of sugar and it was still oh so yummy :). This comment reminded me that I didn’t use the vegan chocolate chips I bought… Guess I will have to make another. Could that cause mine to be not as fluffy? If you don’t have fresh very ripe bananas, but you do have frozen bananas that were previously frozen when very ripe, you can use those. I recommend not using white sugar or cane sugar, as it results in banana bread that’s not as moist. Looks amazing- I’m going to try these today! Included the cinnamon and a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg for a little extra flavor. This recipe is MIND BLOWING. This was the best banana bread ever!! Thank you so much for sharing and yay for now loving banana bread. I will keep trying nonetheless! Hey Nisha!This recipe was so simple but super delicious! Your tips for scooping the flour made a huge difference. I used flax seed and bread came out like melt in the mouth. I think I cut it a little early because I lack self control, but this is sooooo good! Thanks a million for this amazing recipe!!! I can’t stop eating it. And as for flour, I included some substitutes that readers have used with this recipe. Reduce the bake time to 27-30 minutes at 350°F/176°C, or 23-25 minutes at 375°F/190°C. I am so happy to hear that. So I’ll definitely give it a go, using the measurements that you indicated. Pipe or spoon banana bread mixture into a non-stick donut tray. Thank you!! Every ingredient – how it alters and makes or breaks the final dish. Hi Nisha! Delish editors handpick every product we feature. Mix until the batter is just combined, and it’s okay if there are light traces of unmixed flour remaining. If already somewhat ripe, stick to the lower range. On that note, could one put this in the instant pot to cook? Pour the almond milk in a measuring cup and add the apple cider vinegar. This is honestly the best banana bread ever! Will be making this again soon, as half is already finished since it came out of the oven five hours ago! This recipe is amazing — everyone told me it was the best baking I’d ever done! And, of course, brown sugar has more flavor than white sugar. My hands were tied – what can I say?? When I was first transitioning to a plant based diet I was so worried I wasn’t going to be a bale to find a decent banana bread recipe since it is one of my favorite things to bake. Hands down the best banana bread I have ever made/ eaten. Firstly, this recipe is amazing. I had a cool slice this morning and a warm slice that I heated in the microwave and put vegan butter on top of, and they were both delicious. I don’t have an oven. In this recipe, that means, instead of using 2 cups of flour, you’re getting 2 1/2 cups of flour (not an insignificant difference). In My Kitchen. 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other dairy-free milk, such as rice or hemp) 1 Tbsp baking powder. SO moist and perfectly sweet. I will agree with another poster, that it was a challenge to see all ingredients at the same time as the directions due to the many notes for substitutions in between– I actually opened two tabs and had them side-by-side on my computer monitor while I cooked. Made with the flax egg and turned out amazing– first time baking a vegan bread, so this was an exciting experience (even though it just tastes like a high-quality banana bread, minus the baby chick cruelty). You could grind them up finely in a food processor to make almond flour and use 1/2 cup of that. Going to give this recipe a try, but did the macro analysis and 1 serving (assuming 10 servings) is 250+ calories per serving. This is the BEST banana bread recipe and I’ve made it at least 5 times. And don’t overmix! Aww Brooke! :), You think it’ll work if I used 2 cups of almond flour and 1/2 cup of spelt flour. Here at Rainbow Plant Life, I share wildly flavorful vegan recipes, entertaining cooking videos, and tips for making a vegan lifestyle rewarding and easy. Truly, foolproof and delicious. Soo delicious and really easy to make! Worked great for me. I’ve made this recipe a few times now…each time I SWEAR I’m never making it again (because I eat the entire loaf myself). Perhaps a flax egg would work? Fold in sprinkles. If you’re fine without the bread having a banana taste, you can substitute canned pumpkin – my best guess is 1 1/4 cups for 3 medium bananas. Hey there :) Can i leave out the sugar completely? Then remove the bread from the pan and cool on the rack for at least 20-30 minutes before slicing. Hi! I’m a WFPB no oil eater who has also reached the comfort food level in the Stay at Home saga (6th week 3rd day 4/19/20) I’d like to substitute canned pumpkin for the banana. As for spices, this recipe includes cinnamon as an optional ingredient. Thank you, thank you! Thank you! This always results in getting too much flour in your measuring cup, and too much flour = dry banana bread. Add the mashed bananas to the large bowl, and mix/whisk until well combined. I’ve made this sunflower seed oil, regular olive oil, and canola oil. Oftentimes, vegan banana breads are guilty of being too dense and heavy. I used the same amount of nut butter as oil (1/3 of a cup) and honestly, I couldn’t tell any difference. 3 Delicious Ways to Cook Lentils. My hubby and my 9 year old son loved them too. I’ve made this twice in a week and I don’t even like banana bread as much. Once baked, the bread is then covered in sweet icing and … Bake in oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until a skewer can be inserted into one and comes out clean. Aww thank you so much! My immediate thought was aquafaba. Love scrolling through your blog and deciding what to try out next :). The time range depends on how ripe your bananas already are. This SUPER flavorful homemade bread requires 1 bowl, 4 ingredients and no work. How to make the best vegan banana bread with just 8 main ingredients. I made this banana bread last week and it was excellent. Wonderful recipe. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The ingredients are simple, the method is simple, and even baking beginners can nail this recipe. Loved all the substitution ideas as well.Thank you! You can use any oil you’d like in this recipe. This beats any banana bread recipe! Make the Cinnamon Walnut Streusel (if using): Mix all of the ingredients except the coconut oil in a … Mmmm! But ripe bananas are very sweet and pumpkin is not sweet, so it probably won’t be very sweet. Adding in lots of sprinkles of course. I don’t always keep cans of garbanzo beans on hand and, even when I do have them, I don’t necessarily want to open one to make this banana bread since I don’t use garbanzo beans that often (they make my stomach hurt if I have too much of them). Thank you!! I saw the recipe on facebook and after a year of postponing doing it, right after see your video I did it ! Would love to know what worked for you. Still delicious though !!! Easy Gluten-Free Banana Bread. And let me tell you, it was the best decision ever. I hope you dont get offended. I have tried several others recipes and always was so disappointed so I was thinking that maybe I just don’t like it! Stir to combine and set … I cant close either one of the windows open. Undoubtedly the best and moistest banana bread ever! Just coming here to vouch for everyone else’s comments: this is perfect banana bread! Never get bored with lentils ever again! If it lasts, it’s great the day after. That’s exactly what the plums do in this recipe. This banana bread is the most tender, moist, and light-textured banana bread I’ve tasted. Hi Tara, that’s so fantastic to hear! I can’t button my pants as it is)! Tag @rainbowplantlife and hashtag it #rainbowplantlife. Vegan or otherwise.” And I would have to agree! If you think I’m being overly cautious, I have tested this numerous times using a digital scale. I can only see half of your website. Thankyou :). YAY! It turned out great! With just 8 ingredients, this recipe is simple yet extremely delicious. Do you think we can add. Hi Sina, so happy you loved the banana bread and it was easy to make :) That’s so nice to hear that you enjoy scrolling through my recipes – I love that! Thank you. […] waste by using the liquid left in a can of chickpeas: aquafaba! Some delicious options would be pecans or walnuts, chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate (obvi), raisins or currants or other chopped dried fruit. Instead, use the spoon and level method. This is it. I would be so sad if you went through life thinking that banana bread was only meh. Hi Nisha! I’m about to try this recipe, but let me just say that this may be the best written recipe on the internet! Any alterations for baking time/temperature at 6200 feet altitude? If you want to impress someone, make these. I’ve made this a handful of times now and it is my favorite banana bread recipe! Use an 8×8 inch (20×20 cm) square baking pan. Perhaps in an IP springform pan? If not ripe at all, bake them for the longer time range. Yeast needs warmth and food to grow, as it is a live organism, as well as lots of kneading to develop the gluten. This recipe calls for 2 cups of all-purpose flour, but the more important part is to weigh or measure your flour properly. Hope that helps! Would that work? What I meant was 1 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/2 spelt flour? I crave it and brag about it constantly. Super fun idea to put the sliced banana on top, and great tip to make sure it’s spread out before placing them there! Preheat oven to 350°. I use a 7¾ × 3¾-inch loaf pan or a 7-in springform pan, and use the Pressure Cook setting at high pressure for 50 minutes with a natural pressure release. Despite being vegan and made with some better-for-you ingredients (if you use coconut sugar, it’s refined-sugar-free), this banana bread is pure indulgence. This recipe is perfection. And you may have just saved my sanity with this recipe!! LOL I wanted to see if I could sub out the oil (I try not to eat oil) with homemade organic walnut butter. Use bananas with a many brown speckles on the surface. Hi! Also, I just tossed my whole bananas in the mixer, rather than pre-mashing, and the batter came out perfectly chunky! Well, it was a smashing success! I guessed the bake time and over baked them a bit. I had an abundance of oranges and wanted to try them out in an exotic stir-fry. I followed the recipe exactly, including the measuring of the flour. Love this banana bread recipe! Hello!I came here from pinterest looking for the recipe for banana bread. Thank you! You could even use extra virgin olive oil to add extra flavor to your banana bread, though I’d steer away from any variety that is spicy or especially grassy. (115g) coconut sugar or organic brown sugar, plus 1 ripe banana for decoration (this last one is optional), spooned and leveled (see tips above, as well as substitutes section). It was also beautiful to look at with the banana decor. I would use 2-3 times more baking powder than baking soda. <3 Hi Valerie, You could try replacing a few TBSP of the oil with applesauce, or a smooth nut/seed butter like tahini. Hi Mel, I haven’t tried this myself, but usually quick breads work well as muffins.Usually, when converting, you want to bump up the temperature slightly by 25°F (375F instead of 350F), fill the batter in the muffin tins 3/4 full, and bake for 15-22 minutes, though you might want to check as early as 13 minutes to be safe. I have the same question. I was planning to use flax eggs as the egg substitute in this loaf, but at the last minute, I decided to swap those out with aquafaba. These are delicious! This is by far the best I’ve had. Quick breads include loaves, muffins, scones and biscuits. I’m saying that because I myself have a little business and trying to keep up a good website can be tricky sometimes. Amazing texture. Got it down to 120 calories per serving (assuming 10 servings). Such a well written recipe, with alternates.. absolutely loved it. Ummm yummmm! The aquaphaba is genius. How could I wait 30 minutes before biting into it? With just 8 ingredients, this recipe is simple yet extremely delicious. This recipe knocked my socks off. But, being as I intend to make food a whole hell of a lot more fun and exciting this year, I decided to do what any mother does best. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Exclusive Member of Mediavine Food. Required fields are marked *. I included a note in the blog post that if you have a 8×8 square baking pan, the approximate bake time would be 25 minutes. How did it come out so perfectly fluffy and moist and sweet, even though I used just half of the sugar? As I mentioned above, aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) is one of the secrets to getting this banana bread so tender and moist. Flour. In a large mixing bowl, add the oil and sugar. Thank you so much. THANK YOU!!! Ba-ba-banana Bread! I am a strong proponent of using a digital scale for all baking purposes, as it yields the most exact results. Allow the bananas defrost at room temperature for about an hour – they should be soft but not runny. This is truly the best vegan banana recipe I’ve tried. © Copyright RainbowPlantLife 2020 | Site Credits Made this earlier, and was so gleefully surprised upon realising how fluffy and light it is for an entirely plant-based ingredient list. Thank you Nisha for being so detailed and giving us so much tips, it definitely helped A LOT. But – omg! Be well and stay safe! This recipe is insanely good! I am so glad that you and your boyfriend think it’s the best banana bread ever! Several readers have made this recipe using a mix of all-purpose flour (or GF all-purpose flour) and almond flour. It’s fluffy, moist and overall it has and amazing texture and taste. Fold in chocolate chips … If my flour bag is not full I seem to be able to fluff it in the bag first with a fork and then scoop it out with a spoon. Ahh, gotcha! In the blog post, I mention other alternative flours people have used in this recipe, such as whole wheat pastry flour, whole grain spelt flour, all purpose GF flour, etc. Generously spray two 8"-x-4" loaf pans with cooking spray. But if you don’t have a digital scale, please, for the love of all that is good in the world, DO NOT SCOOP YOUR FLOUR STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BAG. Do you have almond flour or almonds by chance? I would say a combination, sure, but I’d be hesitant to use only buckwheat flour since it is quite different than all-purpose flour. In large bowl, beat yellow cake mix, eggs, and bananas until well mixed. This recipe is the best. I sprayed the inside of the pan with coconut spray and also the inside of the parchment paper… Could this have been the cause? It was delicious, and I added pecans and chocolate chips. I didn’t have the fourth banana for on top but want to make it again with that. Oh that big loaf of banana bread looks so good. What did I just make? Many readers have tried this recipe with a variety of flours and have reported success. I’m still trying to talk myself out of eating another (and yet another) piece. Like literally. For most people, this means putting up a Christmas tree, brushing the cobwebs off of holiday ornaments and lights, ransacking department stores for holiday gifts on sale, regifting last year’s presents, and overpaying a college student working the night shift at Barnes & Noble to wrap your presents. I made this today and LOVED IT!! Thanks I’m advance! I was shocked by how well it rose! If your bananas are not ripe yet but you reaaaally want to make banana bread today, no problem! I’ve made this twice now, once in a round 8’ inch pan (reduced time of 35-40mins) and another time in a roasting pan (slightly wider than a loaf tin – 40mins, and let rest in the oven for additional 5 mins) This easy banana bread with white chocolate chips is made with butter, brown sugar, mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and white chocolate chips.. Bananas. Holy moly this was soooooooooo good! That’s what’s great about banana bread – it is forgiving! Very light and delicious! Gently stir until the ingredients are just barely combined. Could be easier to work from if the notes were moved to the end of the recipe. I plan on making this soon but wanted to know is it okay to use a glass square baking plan? P.S. I made this and have never tasted vegan banana bread so light and fluffy! Purple cauliflower, bell peppers, beef, and oranges are stir fried together with teriyaki sauce.