Recipe + Photos by Samantha Scott

This recipe is a vegan take on a classic banana bread. It’s perfect for breakfast or as a delicious snack. 

Prep: 10min

Cook Time: 60min 

Total involved: 1 hour 10 min

Serving: One 9×5 pan or bread loaf


  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, melted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk • I love using almond or cashew milk.
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Nuts: Walnuts, pecans or cashews work best here. 

Mix ¼ cup crushed nuts in the bread once all other ingredients are combined.

As a topping, once your batter is in the bread loaf pan and ready for baking, sprinkle the top with crushed nuts. Bake as directed below.

  • Banana:

For extra banana flavor, slice one banana into ¼ inch thick pieces. Once your batter is in the bread loaf pan and ready for baking, lay the banana pieces across the top. Bake as directed.


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Use vegan butter and coat the bottom and sides of a 9×5 loaf pan. Sprinkle with flour and knock out any excess. This will keep your bread from sticking.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until a mushy consistency. Add the brown sugar, melted vegan butter, vanilla extract, and non-dairy milk. Whisk the ingredients until incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix with a hand whisk. Pour the batter into your prepared pan. If using a sprinkle of nuts for a topping or extra banana slices, do so now. 
  • Bake for about 45 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Bread is cooked thoroughly when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a couple crumbs.  
  • Top with your favorite spread like vegan butter, nut butter or plant based cream cheese!

Suggested Vegan Action Certified Products to try with this recipe:

  • Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Sticks
  • Silk Almond Cashew Blend Organic Beverage – Original