Banana Bread (Eggless and Vegan)

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Banana bread recipe – eggless and vegan recipe with step by step photos and video – so far this is the best banana bread that I have made.

eggless banana bread

After I posted this recipe, it was tried and tested successfully by many readers. This banana bread recipe is made with whole wheat flour (wholemeal flour) but all-purpose flour can be substituted instead.

Banana bread is an all-time favorite and I often make this quick bread with overripe bananas. Since this is one of the most popular bread recipe on the blog, I have updated this post with step by step pics. Based on this recipe, I have also shared an awesome Banana cake and a Pumpkin bread.

8 years back ever since I starting getting requests to make an eggless version of banana bread, I tried many times to make the best eggless banana bread – at least 6 times 🙂

I made eggless versions as well vegan versions and somehow I was never satisfied with the texture of the breads. More so since I was using whole wheat flour.

Since I have had the banana bread made with eggs before, I know the texture and taste of  breads & cakes made with eggs. i have been having regular cakes and pastries made with eggs till last year until I stopped adding them to my bakes.

Making an eggless or vegan cake or a bread is a challenge always, as one wants the best texture and taste in the bread.

I added vinegar, buttermilk, cornflour and what not and never came to that perfect bread. Most of the times the bread would be dry and not even moist. It would not be soft but a bit dense. And also crumbly at times.

So one day finally, I decided that I will make the banana bread without using any of these ingredients and with what is easily available in my kitchen. i thought that if pureed banana is used as an egg substitute in cakes, than why do I need to add some other egg substitute to a Banana bread? so I decided only to add bananas – a little extra and see the results.

vegan banana bread recipe

The result was moist, light and soft banana bread. So in this vegan banana bread recipe, the two ingredients which contributes majorly to the texture of the banana bread is of course bananas and oil.

I have not added any other ingredient besides the usual bread ingredients in this banana bread. I had flax seed but still I wanted to make a bread without flax seed powder as many of us do not have these readily available in their kitchens.

So this is by far the best banana bread That I have made without eggs and this recipe is for keeps. One of my baking success recipe. The bread was light, soft, moist and perfect for a vegan and egg free banana bread.

I have added sunflower seeds in the bread to make it more nutritious but you can easily skip adding them. I have made the bread with organic whole wheat flour, but if you want you can make the bread with all purpose flour or half-half of both the flours.

I have also made a quick video on the eggless banana bread recipe. Since many readers have asked me the method of folding, I have slightly slowed down in the clip, while editing the folding step.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make banana bread

1. First preheat oven at 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F. Then take ripe or overripe 3 to 4 medium to large sized or 2 large bananas. In weight, the measure is 300 grams or 10.5 ounce. Slice the bananas and add them to a mixing bowl.

mashed banana for banana bread recipe

2. add ½ cup sugar. You can use brown sugar, organic unrefined cane sugar or granulated white sugar. All work well in this recipe. Depending on the sweetness of bananas, you can reduce the sugar to ⅓ cup.

mashed bananas for banana bread recipe

3. then mash the bananas with a masher or fork to a smooth consistency.

mashed bananas for banana bread recipe

4. there should be no chunks. You can also use a blender to mash the bananas. Fine threads of the bananas are fine.

making eggless banana bread recipe

5. add ½ cup oil (125 ml). You can use any oil. I have made this bread on various occasions with coconut oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, rice bran oil and even olive oil.

banana puree for eggless banana bread recipe

6. stir very well so that the oil mixes evenly with the banana puree.

making eggless banana bread batter

7. add ¼ tsp cinnamon powder, 2 to 3 pinches or ⅛ tsp of nutmeg powder and ½ tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract. Both cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder are optional.

making vegan banana bread batter

8. mix the flavoring spices and vanilla with the banana oil mixture.

making eggless banana bread batter

9. Sieve 1½ cups whole wheat flour (180 grams), ½ tsp baking soda, 1½ tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt (optional) directly in the bowl.

flour for vegan banana bread recipe

10. Here’s the sieved dry mixture on top of the wet mixture.

mixture for eggless banana bread recipe

11. gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients very well. Don’t mix. This folding step is very important as you want the whole bread mixture to be one and mixed evenly without the batter getting deflated.

making eggless banana bread batter

12. Here’s the folded batter.

making eggless banana bread recipe

13. add 1 to 2 tbsp sunflower seeds. You can also add chopped walnuts or choco chips or any dry fruit of your choice instead of sunflower seeds.

making vegan eggless banana bread batter

14. fold gently again once or twice, so as the sunflower seeds are incorporated in the cake batter.

making eggless banana bread batter

Baking banana bread

15. Pour the batter in a greased or lined loaf pan ( 8 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (8 x 2 inches). I forgot to take a pic of this one. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.

The timing varies from oven to oven. depending on the temperature in your oven and the size of your pan, the bread might take less or more time than mentioned here.

The temperature varies from oven to oven. So take your call and keep an eye. However, don’t open the oven until the bread is ¾th done. The benchmark is that a toothpick inserted in the cake should come out clean.

baked eggless banana bread recipe

16. When the bread cools down, then remove the bread from the pan.

baked eggless banana bread recipe

17. when warm or cooled, slice and Serve eggless banana bread plain with tea or coffee. The remaining loaf, you can wrap in a cling film or keep in a box in the fridge. Warm the bread before serving.

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eggless banana bread recipe

Banana Bread | Best Easy Banana Bread

4.92 from 283 votes
Delicious, light and soft vegan banana bread recipe made with whole wheat flour, bananas, sugar and oil. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Cuisine World
Course: Breakfast, Brunch

Servings 12 slices


  • 4 medium sized ripe bananas or over ripe bananas or 300 grams ripe bananas or 10.5 ounce ripe bananas
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour or 180 grams whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup coconut oil or sunflower oil or any vegetable oil or 125 ml coconut oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar or unrefined cane sugar or regular granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder – optional
  • 2 to 3 pinches nutmeg powder or ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg powder – optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon sunflower seeds – optional
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt – optional



  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.
  • Grease a bread tin or a rectangular cake pan with some coconut oil. You can use the rectangular cake pan of size ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 x 2 inches).

making banana bread batter

  • Take sliced bananas and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Mash the bananas well or puree them with a hand blender.
  • Now add the oil, vanilla, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder to the banana and mix well.
  • Sieve the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, salt directly in the bowl containing the mashed bananas.
  • Fold the sieved flour really well.
  • This folding step is important as you want the whole bread mixture to be one and mixed evenly.
  • Lastly add the sunflower seeds and fold these.
  • Pour the bread mixture into the loaf pan.

baking banana bread

  • Bake at 180 degree c for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
  • The timing varies from oven to oven. depending on the temperature in your oven and the size of your pan, the cake might take less or more time than mentioned here.
  • So take your call and keep an eye on the bread. However don’t open the oven untill the bread is ¾th done.
  • The benchmark is that a tooth pick inserted in the bread should come out clean.
  • When the bread cools down, remove the banana bread from the pan.
  • Slice and serve banana bread warm.
  • The remaining banana loaf, you can wrap in a cling film or keep in a box in the fridge. Warm the banana bread before serving.



  • If coconut oil is added to the bread, it solidifies when refrigerated, hence the bread also becomes dense when you refrigerate it. So before serving just warm up the bread and the bread will have its natural texture back.
  • Sweetness of the bread can be adjusted as per your preferences.
  • You can skip adding sunflower seeds.
  • I  have made the banana bread with whole wheat flour, but if you want you can make it with all purpose flour or half-half of both the flours.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread | Best Easy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Thank you for this recipe! I also use cardamom powder instead of nutmeg and gives a different nice taste.

    I just wanted to ask how do we get the cake to look so even and flat! Mine has the bump in the middle..

    1. Yes, cardamom powder will also give a nice aroma. Welcome and thanks for the feedback. To get a flat cake, there are certain techniques that need to be done. I would recommend you to check Preppy Kitchen youtube video on – How to get flat cake layers. He has explained it very well.

  2. Hi Dasana, if I use self raising flour I should omit baking soda and baking powder? Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Hi, I tried this today and it came out well. Thanks a lot for inspiring me into baking.
    Has a question – for all the healthy ingredients, I felt half cup oil was bit too much. Can we substitute that with a more healthier option?

    1. Thanks Nandini. You can reduce the oil to ¼ cup and add ¼ cup of any nut milk like almond milk, cashew or lite coconut milk or dairy milk or water.

    1. Hi Dassana,
      I just cut a slice of my banana bread using your recipe and it was superb- so moist and soft and fluffy!
      My only changes where that I used self raising flour and because my recipe was so moist I added about 1/2 cup of chopped pecans and walnuts.

      We are having it with a dab of butter and it is delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe
      Yashica5 stars

      1. Hi Yashica, good to read your review and feedback on the banana bread. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to write it. Pecans and walnuts would be delish. Thanks again and Most welcome.

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