Strawberry Shortcake banana bread vegan gluten free
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Strawberry Shortcake Banana Bread (Vegan + GF)

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This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Banana Bread tastes like an actual strawberry shortcake with the slightest undertone of banana. It is super moist, gluten-free, and vegan! You can easily make them into banana bread muffins too!

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Now, I know my Chocolate Banana Bread and Birthday Cake Banana Bread are hard to beat. But, I am here to tell you that this strawberry shortcake banana bread flavor is JUST AS GOOD! You only need one bowl, an optional saucepan (if your boiling down the strawberries yourself) some super ripe bananas, and a few other kitchen ingredient staples!

Easy Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

This strawberry shortcake banana bread is as easy as it gets. Just like my Vegan Banana Bread, you only need one mixing bowl. If you boil down the strawberries yourself, you will need a saucepan too. Simply whisk the wet ingredients together, fold in the dry ingredients, pop it in the oven and BAM! It’s the perfect way to use your ripe bananas and fresh in-season strawberries this summer or spring!

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Banana Bread

It’s no secret, gluten-free flour combinations are my favorite! If you’ve tried my Vegan Raspberry Brownies, or my Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Skillet, then you know, gluten-free recipes are still delicious (even more delicious than most refined flour recipes). How do you make vegan banana bread fluffy while still being gluten-free though?

Here’s my secret. We use a combination of oat flour, almond flour, and plant-based protein powder to make this bread the fluffiest (yet still moist) bread ever! I love using oat flour in so many of my recipes because it gives baked goods the perfect amount of fluff without drying them out. Check out all the benefits of oat flour and almond flour in my Top 6 Healthy Flours blog post. I also have a little video with Cam and talking all things healthy flour alternatives! You definitely should check that out!

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Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

So, what are the magic ingredients that give this banana bread a “strawberry shortcake” flavor? Here’s the secret ingredients:

  1. Strawberries- I used fresh strawberries and boiled them down to make them thicker and to remove the excess water. I tried making this bread TWICE without boiling the strawberries down and the bread was way too soggy. So, please don’t skip this step! (See the notes in the recipe for other sub options)
  2. Vanilla Protein Powder- This adds a nice sweet vanilla flavor, plus extra protein! Win, win! I use my favorite plant based vanilla protein powder.
  3. Almond Extract- I love using almond extract to boost the cake flavor. (I do the same thing in my Birthday Cake Steel Cut Oats)
  4. Vanilla Extract- This ingredient adds that lovely touch to all cake recipes.
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Commonly Asked Questions

  • Do you need a strawberry reduction for strawberry bread? You definitely do! I’ve tried making this bread two other times without reducing the berries down and the bread came out too mushy and soggy. The strawberry preserves or reduction make it so this bread it not soggy at all, but perfectly moist.
  • Is vegan banana bread healthy? This vegan strawberry banana bread sure is healthy! We don’t use any processed flours or sugars in this recipe, so you know you’re getting just the good stuff.
  • How to make vegan banana bread rise? We use baking powder and one flax egg to allow our banana bread to rise perfectly.
  • How to store banana bread? Store this banana bread in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Can you freeze banana bread? Absolutely! Freezing strawberry shortcake banana bread is a great option. It will last 3 or more months in the freezer. To thaw: set banana bread on the counter at room temperature or place in the fridge a few hours before serving.
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Must Try Banana Recipes:

Birthday Cake Banana Bread

Secretly Healthy Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread

I cannot wait for you to give this strawberry shortcake banana bread a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and encourages me to keep creating new recipes for you!

Happy Banana Bread Bakin’!


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Strawberry Shortcake Banana Bread (Vegan + GF)

Strawberry Shortcake banana bread vegan gluten free

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Banana Bread tastes like an actual strawberry shortcake with the slightest undertone of banana. It is super moist, gluten-free, and vegan! You can easily make them into banana bread muffins too!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 Medium Very Ripe Bananas (about 1 Cup)
  • 1½ Cups Chopped Strawberries (or ⅓ Slightly Heaping Cup Strawberry Preserves- No Added Sugar)
  • 1 Flax Egg (1 Tbs ground flax + 2 Tbs water) (or 1 Regular Egg)
  • 2 Tbs Pure Maple Syrup (or Honey)
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract



1. Make Strawberry Reduction: Add chopped strawberries to small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/high heat. Mash strawberries down as they heat. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes until thickened and most of the liquid is gone (you should end up with just under ⅓ cup). Cool to room temperature (put in fridge/freezer to help cool faster).

2. Make Banana Bread: While strawberries are cooling, preheat oven to 350 F. and line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with coconut oil. In a medium bowl, add the ripe bananas and mash with the back of a fork until smooth. Once strawberries are cooled, add in the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.

3. Fold in protein powder, oat flour, almond flour and pink salt until just combined. Then, fold in baking powder.

4. Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake at 350 F. for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs and the top is set and cracked. (Mine was perfect after 25 minutes)

5. Let cool completely (10 minutes) before cutting and enjoying! (this allows the almond flour to set) Serve with fresh coconut whipped cream, regular whipped cream, healthier cream cheese frosting, Greek yogurt, coconut yogurt, or icecream! 

6. Store in an airtight container on the counter for 3 days, in the fridge for up to 10 days or freeze for up to 3 months!


  1. How to Make Flax Egg: In a small bowl, combine 1 Tbs ground flax with 2 Tbs water. Mix and let sit at least 5 minutes until thickened. You can grind up your flax seeds in a coffee grinder for the perfect ground flax. See my Vegan Raspberry Brownie Recipe for an easy step by step of how to make a flax or chia egg.
  2. Protein Powder: You can use any vanilla protein powder of choice (whey protein powder etc.)

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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 1.4gCarbohydrates: 24.1gNet Carbohydrates: 22.6gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 8.1gProtein: 2.1g

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  • Emily

    Just pulled this out of the oven and tasted a slice… it’s delicious! It has a nice flavor of strawberry and almond with a hint of banana. Very light and perfect for summer!

    • Claire

      Emily, you just made my day! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing your love for this recipe! Truly encourages me 🙂 Happy Healthy Baking!

  • Kat

    Thanks Claire! Baked this today for kids for Christmas Eve and flavour was great. I had two large very ripe bananas and a full 1/3 Cup of strawberry reduction. You think could I have omitted the 2tbs syrup?

    • Claire

      Hi Kat! I’m so happy to hear you made this for your kiddos. Yes, you very well could have omitted the maple syrup. And if you do that next time and the batter doesn’t look wet enough, you can just add 1-2 Tbs plant-based milk or whatever milk you prefer. Thanks for making and commenting! Makes my day 🙂 I look forward to hearing about what recipe you try next!

  • vanessa

    ive made this banana bread 3 times… absolutely delicious. just a query i have on cooking time. i measure my flours and then weigh to ensure im using the exact amount specicifed but when i look at it after 25-30 mins of baking, its still wobbly and underdone. i have exactly the same problem when i bakre the healthy lemon blueberry banana bread also. it takes atleast an hour in the oven,. and although both are delicious my cakes are deflated and very dense. cold you please suggest a way in which i could counteract this? not quite sure what im doing wrong. i follow both recipes exactly.

    • Claire

      Hi Vanessa! I am so glad you love this banana bread recipe. Some ovens are just very different and don’t bake things as fast. Also, where you live could play a factor. If you live in higher elevation, try adding 1 Tbs. more baking powder to your batter next time. I live in IL so we really don’t have any elevation. It also could be dependent on the protein powder you are using as well. Maybe try a different protein powder and see if that gives your bread more of a lift. Check out my recipe to see the protein powders I prefer 🙂 I also have a discount code for Clean Simple Eats protein powder which is my favorite! The code is “CLAIRE”.

      Please let me know if any of those suggestions help. Happy baking!


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