June 25, 2012

Vegan Banana Bread Recipe


Bananas have been so cheap lately so I bought way too many and then had a bunch of overripe bananas sitting in my kitchen. I was wondering what to do with them so I  decided to make up my own banana bread recipe. If I can say so myself, this is the BEST banana bread I have EVER had! It was so yummy and stayed moist for the next couple of days. I really loved it. As I am writing this I have my second batch in the oven. Ever since I made this the first time, Jerome constantly asks for me to make it again and again. It really is delicious :)

I just realised that the second batch I just made, I used plain flour rather than self raising flour. *smacks forehead* - I knew that I did something wrong! Grrrrr... I was too distracted listening to music. I wonder how this one will work out now hahahahaha >.< 

I guarantee that you will love this vegan banana bread/cake recipe!


makes 1 loaf


2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup vegan margarine, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut milk*
1 cup mashed banana

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius (fan-forced) and oil a bread tin (approx. 22cm long x 13cm wide x 7cm deep)
  2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir vigorously until very smooth.
  3. Pour banana bread mixture into the oiled tin.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or so until top has browned and a skewer poked in the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm. Spread with vegan butter and eat eat eat!


  • *I use canned full-fat coconut milk.
  • Purée the banana if you want the banana taste to be equal throughout the bread. Or if you would rather chunky bits, just mash the banana.

The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline and does not include the "optional" ingredients.  

40 comments:

  1. I have made your banana bread & loved it ! It is so gooooooooddddd! :)
    Food that maks me smile!

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    1. Oh I am so glad! I love receiving feedback. I am happy that it worked out for you. I have been playing around with a banana recipe for a while ^-^

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  2. Made this for Ash yesterday. It was yummy and easy as. Lily and family LOVED it. Lily loves your guinea pigs too! She said Sherman is her favourite
    liz xox

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    1. Oh Liz I just saw this comment today. I am so glad that you liked it. Yum yum yum <3 Lily is so cute. I can't wait to meet her. Sherman is very lovely too... of course she likes him, she is only human ;) hehehe

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  3. Maddi, If i am out of margarine, can i use olive oil instead to make your lovely banana bread? xxx

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    1. I am not sure as the oil may make the bread more slick and greasy. The margarine is oils combined with other ingredients which give a creamy consistency and may solidify a little bit when cooking. Also, olive oil is very strong and may make the banana bread taste like olives haha. Use coconut oil? I would probably wait until you had some soy spread or earth balance.

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    2. I make a vegan banana bread with olive oil and it works out just fine, it's pretty similar to your recipe but instead of brown sugar I use powdered. Also if you go with a good brand of olive oil you are putting in food that is not as processed which is always a plus.

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    3. In my oven right now! Thanks for the delish recipe! ~Susan

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    4. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a great vegan butter substitute! (And the flavor it brings to the recipe is just an added bonus!)

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  4. Hi Madison! When you say coconut milk for this recipe, do you use the full-fat version out of the can, or do you use it out of the container (like a soy or almond milk)? I made this the other day with the coconut milk from the can and it was deeelish! But just wanted to see which kind you meant :-)

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    1. Hi Kori!
      Yes, I use the full-fat coconut milk out of the can. You are doing it right! I am happy that you really liked it because this banana bread is a staple in my house hehe. I try not to eat it too often because it isn't very good for us... but it is so delicious! Such a temptation to make it every day :D

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  5. Best banana bread I have ever eaten!

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    1. Thanks David... I am glad that you like it! We absolutely love it hehe :D

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  6. First time doing this recipe. It came out amazing! Although I changed the flour to whole wheat flour and added natural unsweetened cocoa powder. Love this recipe and this site. =D

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    1. Hello Alexa! I am happy that you enjoyed it because I absolutely love this recipe!! :)

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  7. I made this today, so yummy!!! I used 3 bananas and about 1 1/3 cups of coconut milk. My son licked the entire bowl. Seriously better than any non-vegan banana bread, which i've made plenty of times. Thank you!

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    1. Hello! Oh yay, I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Jerome and I go crazy for this banana bread... it is so delicious! :)

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  8. Do you think I could use this recipe and do muffins instead?

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    1. Maybe! Have a go and tell me how it goes :)

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  9. Best banana bread ever. Thanks Madison. My whole family really enjoyed it. Will make it again.

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    1. Thanks so much! I am so glad that you enjoyed it :)

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  10. Made this today and It was heavenly! Thank you for sharing
    And A Happy Easter to you both!

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    1. Hello! Oh thank you. I really love this banana bread. I am happy that you enjoyed it :) Happy Easter!

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  11. Hi Madison! :)
    I made this last night and it is delicious. However I think I may have brought it out of the oven too early. :P I was wondering, if it would be possible to swap the coconut milk for Almond or Oat milk?
    I love your site, I'm making your brownies tonight for my youngest brothers birthday party tomorrow evening and I'm super excited to try them (if a little worried I'll eat them all before the party). ^.^

    Hope you and Jerome are well.

    Caitlyn

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    1. Hi Caitlyn,

      I am so glad that you liked it. You could try it... however, the coconut milk adds a nice thickness and oiliness.

      Oh yay! I hope you enjoy the brownies... I love them!!

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  12. Wow wow wow this bread is amazing! I made the Granola yesterday, and tonight at 7.30pm decided I had to make the banana bread for an after tea snack! So so good, I substituted the flour for a gluten free SR flour as I am gluten intolerant and it was just delicious. Couldn't be happier, Maddison your recipes are incredible.

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    1. Hello! I am glad that you enjoyed it. I know... this banana bread is out of this world! It a little bit TOO delicious hehehe :)

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  13. I made it for the first time last night and poof its gone. Kids love it. So moist. Making it again tonight. Thanks for the reciipe

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    1. Hi Lou,
      Thank so much. I am happy that you loved it! I know... it is such a yummy recipe. It can get a little bit addictive hehe :)

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  14. I have recently found your website and I am loving all the recipes!!
    This banana bread is amazing and VERY addictive :) Thanks

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    1. Thanks so much! I am really glad that you love it :)

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  15. I made this today after looking at it the last few weeks on your website. And can honestly say this is the BEST banana bread I have EVER eaten! Thanks so much Madison for your wonderful recipes, and to Jerome for the beautiful photos to match.
    x

    Rozzie

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    1. Hi Rozzie! I am so happy that you love it as much as we do. It really is addictive. I guarantee that you will make it again and again hehe :) It is a great thing to make as a gift or for non-vegan friends or family... or just though or are allergic to eggs or milk :)

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    2. Just made your bread, came out perfect everyone loved it, thank you so much

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  16. Thank You Thank You!!! I have made this bread so many times since finding your recipe. It's a crowd favorite for sure. Has anyone tried to make it in an 8x8 brownie pan? should i chance it or just stick to the bread pan?

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    1. Hehe thank you! So glad that you like it :) I haven't tried it but you could have a go. It would probably just reduce the cooking time!

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  17. my non vegan friends love this banana bread xx

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