banana bread recipe, how to make eggless banana bread recipe

delicious, light and soft vegan banana bread recipe made with whole wheat flour, bananas, sugar and oil. 
4.93 from 128 votes

banana bread recipe – eggless and vegan recipe with step by step photos – so far this is the best banana bread that i have made. after i posted this recipe, it was tried and tested successfully by many readers.

eggless banana bread

banana bread is an all time favorite and i often make this bread with over ripe 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 recipe.

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.

few more bread recipes for you!

banana bread

4.93 from 128 votes
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:45 mins
delicious, light and soft vegan banana bread recipe made with whole wheat flour, bananas, sugar and oil. 
eggless banana bread recipe
Servings:12 slices

INGREDIENTS FOR banana bread

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 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 (atta) 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 (dalchini powder) - optional
  • 2 to 3 pinches nutmeg powder OR ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg powder (jaiphal powder) - optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon sunflower seeds - optional
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt - optional

HOW TO MAKE banana bread

preparation for banana bread

  • 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.



tips for making banana bread

  • 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.
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how to make banana bread recipe

1. first preheat oven at 180 degrees C/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 seived 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 ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 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 tooth pick inserted in the cake should come out clean.

baked eggless banana bread recipe

16. when the bread cools down, then remove the banana 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 banana bread before serving.

eggless banana bread recipe, banana bread recipe, vegan banana bread recipe


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608 comments/reviews

  1. Delicious banana bread and so easy to make ! I used rapeseed oil, added walnuts and a couple of teaspoons of cacoa, used 2 more teaspoons of baking powder instead of baking soda and sprinkled some granulated brown sugar on top before baking. Yum yum yum ! Thanks for a great recipe !

  2. Thanks so much. The recipe is excellent. I baked it today , using frozen bananas and added a little milk to the mixture to get the correct consistency. Excellent recipe. Thanks once again

  3. I love your banana bread recipe, I just wanted to know if you could substitute coconut flour for the wheat flour?

    • with coconut flour some experimentation is required. a few readers have used coconut flour, but i have never tried with coconut flour. you will need to add some coconut milk or water to get a batter consistency as coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquids.

  4. Hello!!! I made this recipe yesterday and it was AMAZING!!!!!! I used 1cup spelt flour and 1/2 cup almond flour and it was so amazing! I also took out the sugar and put 3 tbsp maple syrup and another 3 of honey. I’m keeping this recipe forever! Thank you very much!!!!

  5. Hello! Was so glad to come across your vegan version of banana bread. I’ve been making traditional banana bread for years – with eggs and butter. Now my children are vegan and I thought I’d never be able to bake all the things that they enjoyed before – so I’m definitely going to give this a try! I think you mentioned that one could use a combination of all-purpose and wholewheat – so that’s good – I do find that wholewheat can sometimes get quite dense. I usually blend brown and granulated sugar – would this still work in your recipe? And can I use vegan margarine and some vegetable oil instead of coconut oil?

    Many thanks!

    • thanks tia. do try the recipe. you can use a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour. even i use it at times for some cakes and breads. of course both brown and granulated sugar will work in my recipe. you can use use vegan margarine.

    • some readers have used bob’s gluten free baking flour. a few readers have used coconut flour, but i have never tried with coconut flour. you will need to add some coconut milk or water to get a batter consistency as coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquids.

  6. This is amazing banana bread! I cooked for my mom and younger brother and they loved it! I didn’t add nuts and I ran out of vanilla extract, but it was still delicious! This is definitely something I’ll be making again! Thanks so much!

  7. This recipe is very good. I used white sugar and add some treacle to make it like brown sugar as I have a lot of treacle toi use up! I used frozen bananas as a good way of storing them when getting bit too ripe and want to use them later. I do not put seeds in it but on top I use linseeds and they look very beautiful after cooking as go a golden colour. The keeping of this is very good and it cuts well. Well done for this recipe all who contributed to it!

  8. Hi,
    Tried this recipe with whole wheat atta and 2tsp baking powder since I didn’t have baking soda with me. Also I baked it in the pressure cooker following your tip (empty cooker with salt in it). It turned out really good. My husband and one year old son absolutely loved it. Thanks dassana for the recipe and the pressure cooker tip. You are amazing. Much love.

  9. Really great…The best banana bread I’ve made so far…No doubt I will stick with this recipe from now on but I’m planning to substitute oil wth apple sauce … Thanks so much for all your hard work..God bless you and yours

  10. Great recipe. Even while baking the whole room was filled with such yummy aromas. Me and my husband could barely wait for it to come out of the oven. Only change I did was used jaggery instead of sugar. And turned out simply awesome. Loved the recipe. It’s gonna become a staple in my house now.

  11. I just took this out of the oven! While it has great flavor, with only adding cinnamon and vanilla extract, the texture is a bit off. IT is very dense for sure. But it feels a bit undercooked which isn’t an issue since there aren’t any harmful ingredients if undercooked. I think my next batch I’ll use veg oil rather than coconut oil. First time baking with coconut oil. Either didn’t used enough or just unsure about it. I added a little chocolate chips. Which helps with the flavor. Definitely didn’t add a full 1/2c of brown sugar as didn’t want it too sweet. Thanks for the recipe! Definitely trying it again with veg oil. Turned out great for my first time making vegan banana bread and first time making banana bread HOME MADE not boxed. Love it!

    • thanks ashlee. if you bake for some time, you won’t get the undercooked taste or texture. you can use any neutral flavored oil. flavorings of your choice can be added. i usually prefer both vanilla, cinnamon and sometimes a bit of nutmeg powder.

      most welcome and happy baking.

    • I have this bread, exactly as written, no substitutions, every morning with my morning coffee. It is easy to make. It is so tasty and texture is perfect. I use pure canola oil.

    • for baking in microwave, you can use baking temperature of 170 to 180 degrees celsius. bake using the convection mode of microwave oven. also preheat oven at the same temperature of 170 or 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.

  12. can I use butter in this recipe instead of oil? this will be my first time making banana bread without eggs and I have always made it with butter so I was curious about that 🙂

  13. I gotta say this is the best banana bread recipe I’ve come across – simple yet delicious! I am just wondering is there any healthier option to substitute cooking oil? As I’d like to cut down on cooking oil usage.

    • thanks a lot. you can add some 1/4th cup unsweetened apple sauce and reduce the oil to 1/4th cup. or you can even just reduce the overall oil to 1/4th cup. the batter may look slightly dry, so in this case you can add some water to get the batter consistency.

      • Not the OP, but thank you for this tip! I tried making this and it’s now my favourite banana bread recipe (because it tastes good and it’s vegan!). I will try 1/4 cup with almond milk next time, and top the batter with bananas + cook for 40 minutes. Thanks for such a great recipe!

  14. I like your recipes.all are easy n simple.i want to try this banana bread without baking powder.can I use instant yeast.plz tell me

  15. I tried this receipe many times it came out really gud…today I thought before making the receipe I really want to thank you….