Banana Bread (vegan, gluten free, oil free, naturally sweetened)

Updated: Jun 3

Soft, sweet, and healthy banana bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake not only because of how delicious it tastes, but also because of the warm and comforting smell it brings to a home while it's in the oven. Banana bread was also one of the first things I learned to bake when I was younger (before starting a plant-based lifestyle), and it was the baked good I was most excited to find a vegan & gluten-free recipe for!

With only 10 steps to complete and 9 ingredients, this recipe is relatively fast and easy to put together, so if you're looking for a healthier, sweet, and flavorful baked good, try this recipe out!


Flaxseed egg:

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

6 tablespoons water


1 ½ cup oat flour (gluten-free)

1/2 tablespoon baking soda

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


3 ripe bananas (mashed)

1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I like to use oat milk for this recipe, but any non-dairy milk works)

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Optional add-ins:

3/4 cup mini dairy-free chocolate chips

¼ cup cocoa powder for a chocolate banana bread!

Step by step:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

  2. Start preparing the flaxseed egg by combining the flaxseed and water. Let stand for about 4-6 minutes (or until it reaches a gel-like consistency).

  3. Mash the bananas in a medium bowl

  4. Add the flaxseed egg and combine

  5. Whisk in your unsweetened apple sauce & non-dairy milk

  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together your coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt & oat flour

  7. Slowly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients

  8. Pour the mixture into a 9 by 5 non-stick loaf pan

  9. Place in the oven for 40-45 minutes (or until a knife/toothpick comes out clean from the center)

  10. Allow to cool slightly, serve and enjoy!

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