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Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

The Best Healthy Banana Bread Recipe! Moist, sweet and soft with rich banana flavor and a touch of cinnamon. This banana bread is easy to make in one bowl.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 10 servings
Calories 180 kcal


  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1/4 cup / 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup / 70 grams peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup / 60 ml maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup / 200 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup / 50 grams chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (176ºC), and lightly grease a loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the flax eggs with maple syrup until combined.
  • Whisk in the oil, mashed banana, and mix until smooth.
  • Stir in the flour, baking powder & soda, and cinnamon. Fold in the chocolate and nuts, mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly.
  • If you want add sliced banana, chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the loaf pan from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve with peanut butter, raspberry chia jam, or maple syrup.


The key to making the best sweet banana bread with rich banana flavour is to use ripe bananas with brown spots.
To make oil-free banana bread, use just peanut butter instead of coconut oil in the recipe.
You may substitute the white whole wheat flour with regular whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour.
Mix chocolate chips into the batter to make chocolate chip banana bread.
If you want extra crunchiness and nutty flavour add chopped nuts to your batter.
Do not overview the banana bread batter. This is really important, mix all ingredients just until combined. Otherwise, your bread won’t be moist but it will have a more soggy and hard texture.
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