Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

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Preheat Your Oven

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Preheating ensures that your banana bread bakes evenly and rises properly.

Prepare the Bananas

In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Ripe bananas with brown spots work best as they are sweeter and add more flavor to the bread.

Incorporate Wet Ingredients

Add the melted coconut oil or vegetable oil, maple syrup or agave nectar, plant-based milk, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Mix well until.

Incorporate Dry Ingredients

Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the wet mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Gradually add the all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour, mixing until.

Optional Add-Ins

For added texture and flavor, you can fold in chopped nuts or dairy-free chocolate chips into the batter. This step is entirely optional but can elevate your vegan.

Prepare the Baking Pan

Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with oil or line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking and ensure easy removal of the bread.

Pour the Batter

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

Bake the Bread

Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The top should be golden brown.

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