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Why I love this vegan banana bread recipe
I finally got to make banana bread because I had super ripe bananas. I’ve been trying to do this for a long time now, and I either eat the bananas or they end up going bad before I remember to make something with them.
I can’t even tell you how excited I was when I realized I was going to be able to finally do it. I even added old-fashioned oats to the batter to cut the sweetness and make sure we were getting a little bit of fiber.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe
How to make oatmeal banana bread
Mise en place. Preheat your oven to 350˚F. Grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper (optional). Measure your ingredients out and mash your bananas before beginning.
Mix the dry ingredients. In a big mixing bowl, whisk your flour, sugar, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg until everything is evenly distributed.
Add the wet ingredients. Stir in the almond milk, mashed banana, oil and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
Transfer to loaf pan. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. To garnish, top with a sliced banana and some extra oats.
Bake the banana bread. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the banana bread cool completely before slicing.
FAQ’s and tips for making banana oat bread
You can stick a toothpick into your bread to test the doneness. When it comes out clean, or with just a few crumbs on it, it’s done. Just make sure that you stick the toothpick in the center of the loaf for a more accurate reading as the sides often cook a little faster.
If you keep your banana bread properly stored in an airtight or covered container on the counter at room temp, you can expect it to last up to a week. For best results, eat it while it’s fresh!
Absolutely! Freeze banana bread for later! This is perfect for when you want to use up the bananas but you don’t want to actually eat them yet. Just let your banana bread cool completely before wrapping in plastic wrap and placing in a gallon sized ziploc bag. This will keep it fresh longer.
Yes it can! Just fill up prepared muffin tins about ⅔ of the way full and bake for about 30 minutes.
If you leave out any necessary leavening agents or don’t let your banana bread finish cooking, the center will drop. While it might taste good as a gloopy mess of warm banana bread batter nestled within baked bread, it’s not the desired results. Make sure you properly check the bread for doneness before removing it from the oven to cool.
More breakfast recipe to try!
- Strawberry ricotta breakfast toast
- Tater tot breakfast casserole
- Italian style breakfast sandwiches
- Breakast pizza
- Whole wheat pancakes
Banana recipes you’ll enjoy!
- Dairy free banana snack cake
- Dairy free bananas foster pancakes
- Banana berry smoothie
- Sourdough banana bread
Oatmeal Banana Bread
Don’t waste those spotty bananas! Make this easy, one bowl oatmeal banana bread instead. This vegan banana bread recipe is the best. It might not be that healthy, but it’s super easy, moist and delicious, and you don’t need applesauce to make it.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 1 loaf 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Grease a loaf pan or line the bottom with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisked together flour, sugar, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.
- Stir in the almond milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and mashed bananas and mix until combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
For garnish: 1 banana sliced lengthwise and a few extra tablespoons of oats.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 289
- Sugar: 22.7 g
- Sodium: 220.2 mg
- Fat: 9.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 7.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 48.1 g
- Fiber: 2.4 g
- Protein: 3.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: dairy free, vegan, one bowl, easy, banana bread, banana, quick bread
Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by Melissa Belanger