Recipe Sunday – The Best Vegan Banana Bread

Hello cuties! How are you? Did you enjoy last week’s celebrations? Here, I was craving some more sweeties, but didn’t want to overdo it with more refined sugars than what I already ate and I also had three bananas in the fridge that needed to be used. I came across this Vegan Banana Bread by HolyCowVegan and decided to make it – easy and delicious, banana breads are just that comforting amount of sweet that you can enjoy any time of the day!

Vegan Banana Bread by HolyCowVegan


  • 1 ⅓ cups flour (all purpose flour, a 50-50 mix of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour, or whole wheat pastry flour are all fine)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use sunflower oil, but you can also substitute vegan butter)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 4 very ripe bananas (mashed or blended until smooth with few or no lumps, You will need one more banana for the optional decorative top)
  • ¾ cup walnuts (or pecans, lightly toasted, then chopped)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C. Oil an 8 ½-inch by 4 ½-inch loaf pan.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and flax meal in a bowl.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar, applesauce and mashed bananas to the flour mixture. Mix until just combined and there’s no dry flour in the bowl.
  4. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread evenly with a spoon or spatula. If using a banana to decorate the top slice it lengthwise into three slices, then halve each slice. Arrange on top of the loaf.
  6. Bake the banana loaf about 50-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes, then unmold and let cool completely on the rack.

Nice and easy, let me know if you liked it!



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