This Vegan Banana Bread is moist, fluffy and flourless! No oil or eggs are needed either. Made with simple ingredients like oats, almond flour, and coconut sugar. Truly the best healthy banana bread!
Tips for the Best Vegan Banana Bread
Ripe Bananas: This recipe is absolutely perfect for using ripe bananas. The key is to have very speckled, and soft bananas. The more speckled and ripe they are, the sweeter they will be! (Just don’t wait until they are almost black. That’s when they start to go sour! Been there done that.)
You need 3 ripe bananas for this vegan recipe. If you only have 2 ripe bananas, check out my original Secretly Healthy Banana Bread. Including 3 ripe bananas is the secret to making this bread oil-free! (more on that later) The extra overripe banana also gives the banana bread more natural sweetness; therefore, you don’t need as much coconut sugar. This recipe is flexible and you can add as little or as much coconut sugar to fit your sweetness needs.
Making a Flax Egg: Make sure your flax seeds are not rancid! I used rancid flax seeds in a recipe before and it ruins the whole batter. Store your flax seeds or flax meal in the fridge or freezer for optimal freshness. Don’t know how to make a flax egg? I’ll go over the steps below!
How to Make Vegan Banana Bread Moist without Oil or Butter?
A lot of vegan, “healthy”, and gluten-free recipes, call for a ton of nut flours and coconut oil. Although these ingredients are indeed healthy and contain numerous amounts of healthy fats and nutrients, the fats and calories definitely add up. In the Secretly Healthy Home, we like to make recipes healthy without having to make it calorie packed! That’s why I made this healthy bread oil-free! But how is it so moist then?! Here’s my secret…
Plant Based Milk: Just like my original Secretly Healthy Banana Bread Recipe, this banana bread is completely oil-free! We use plant-based milk instead of oil. This healthy swap cuts down the fat content drastically, while still achieving a very moist bread! Only 2.5 grams of fat per slice of this delicious healthy bread!
Fluffy Vegan Gluten-Free 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). But how do you make vegan banana bread fluffy while still being gluten-free? And without baking soda?
Add the baking powder last! (no baking soda needed!) This tip is a vital one. Instead of adding the baking powder to the batter along with the dry ingredients, this recipe instructs you to add the baking powder last, after mixing all the ingredients together. This step ensures that the baking powder doesn’t get over-mixed.
The result: the fluffiest and most beautiful healthy vegan banana bread you’ve ever laid eyes on.
One Bowl Easy Vegan Banana Bread
This recipe only requires one bowl! If you know anything about the Secretly Healthy Home, you know that I love one bowl recipes! If you don’t like doing dishes, you’ve come to the right blog! Just check out my baked oatmeal recipes. You only need the baking dish to make those bad boys! I have a quick video of how to make one dish baked oatmeal on my Instagram too!
Commonly Asked Questions
Is vegan banana bread healthy? This vegan 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 to get our banana bread to rise perfectly. Check the above tips for why we fold it in last too!
How to store vegan banana bread? Store vegan 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 vegan banana bread? Absolutely! Freezing this 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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