Vegan Banana Bread

by Jill Dalton

Nutrient dense Banana Bread for an afternoon snack! This is a Nutritarian take on a traditional dish where we have replaced the low nutrient flour with nutrient-packed whole food goodness and mouth watering flavors! This bread fully qualifies as Nutritarian, Vegan SOS Free (No animal products, salt, sugar, or oil), Vegetarian, and gluten free. Spread on a little homemade almond or cashew butter and you will cry tears of rapturous joy as food angels descend from heaven.

Vegan Banana Bread

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.5/5
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2 cups oats (ground into flour)
3 large mashed bananas (preferably overripe)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped dates
2 Tbsp flax seed powder + 6 tbsp water
1-2 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)


Preheat oven to 375° Mix flax with water. Mash bananas well. Combine and add dates. Mix all dry ingredients together. Mix in wet ingredients with dry and pour in bread pan, then add sesame seeds on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top.

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Mark August 3, 2017 - 8:24 am

Thank you

Dolly Galbreath August 18, 2017 - 3:27 pm

Mrs. Dalton,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for your generosity. I discovered your post from watching you tube videos about whole plant based diets. I have enjoyed your information the most. I find myself going back to the information you have provided on your website over and over again. Your recipies and suggestions are so good. Thank you so much.

Jill Dalton August 18, 2017 - 4:12 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad I can help🤗

Jackie September 10, 2017 - 9:07 pm

Jill, I just really love what you are doing here. I love your website presentation, and your personal presentation is so easy to follow. I feel healthier just by listening to you.

Jill Dalton September 10, 2017 - 10:06 pm

Thank you Jackie.That is so kind🤗

Shannon Poellmann October 22, 2017 - 12:28 pm

I baked this bread today. Although I didn’t have oat flour, I used spelt flour. It is good and has a nice flavor and not too sweet.
I baked the bread in a bundt pan to avoid a n uncooked middle yet the bread is still quite soft borderline wet. I used a toothpick to test for doneness but it is still almost underdone. Do you have any suggestions how I can avoid this in the future?
I am new to eating vegan/plant based meals but enjoying the change very much! I am feeling better physically as well as mentally with clearer thinking. Thank you for your recipes!

Jill Dalton October 22, 2017 - 1:02 pm

I’m so glad you are feeling better eating this way. My suggestion for the bread is to maybe add 1/4 cup of coconut flour because it has a tendency to dry things out or just bake it longer. 🤗

Jen B July 29, 2018 - 9:01 pm

I am attempting to get our household on an all plant-based diet. Right now I’m trying all these recipes while my husband is overseas. I have two toddlers And it’s very challenging to get all of these things prepped at once. One Time Saver that I was hoping to use is date paste instead of taking the time to chop up these dates each time I use them in a recipe. Have you ever used date paste and how much would I be using in this recipe?

janne søbyjanne August 19, 2018 - 5:14 pm

Thanks for a delicious banana-bread-cake. It came out so fine and moist and with a gentle sweetness too. This recipe will be my must-go to, when I need some extra. The only thing I didn`t have, but made was the oat-flour. I just put some whole oat in my blender.
I have seen your cooking show with great interrest- and followed your guides for a nutritional lifestyle. Red Eat To Live- and though I have been a vegetarian for several years, I never gave up cheese and milk. I feel a change, and have less cravings for bread with cheese etc.and my weight has gone down. I still feel the need for some really junkfood- not vegetarian- though I rarely eat i. I think I have to try some vegan subsistute for cheese- I see one in your recipes I`d like to try.

Cheryl September 26, 2018 - 6:21 am

Did you use an 8 or 9 inch loaf pan?

Jill Dalton September 26, 2018 - 4:02 pm

8 inch

Judy March 4, 2019 - 2:23 pm

I love watching your shows. A big thank you for your method of allowing us to print the recipe as you make the item. Quite often I want to make up the recipe immediately after you show us how to do it. Thank you again!

Michelle Sampson March 5, 2019 - 11:51 am

What are the nutritional facts for this bread?
Calories, Protein, ETC…

Kathleen Tappa March 30, 2019 - 8:19 pm

I made this banana bread today and followed your recipe exactly but it did not turn out. After 35 minutes it was hardly cooked in the middle. I kept it in the oven for about an hour and it was still mushy in the middle. It almost seemed like there was too much banana. I used the two cups that the recipe called for, so I am confused. I did taste the part of the bread that seemed cooked and the flavor was so good! Help, what where did I go wrong?

I do love watching your video and the recipes I’ve tried in the past have been so good – Thank you!

Jill Dalton March 31, 2019 - 6:51 pm

Other people have had this same problem too so I will have to revisit this recipe and see whats going on.

Kathleen March 31, 2019 - 8:55 pm

Thank you so much Jill!

Donna Tecce September 23, 2020 - 9:27 am

Hi Jill wonder if you have revisited thus too wet center of the banana bread? Sane happened here had to throw out. Tyty

Andrea October 15, 2019 - 11:02 am

Absolutely loved! You do not miss the wheat. You have a gift for these recipes. Thank you!

Melissa January 27, 2020 - 11:57 am

This may be a dumb question, but is it 2 cups of oats (that were then blended into flour), or 2 cups of oat flour?

I can’t tell from the video, and I think there is a big difference between 2 cups of oats and 2 cups oat flour, so am concerned about getting this right.

Thanks for all the great recipes, as you may know I am a HUGE fan!


Jill Dalton January 28, 2020 - 10:30 am

Not a dumb question at all Melissa, it is 2 cups once it is blended.

Sandra donovan March 4, 2020 - 4:08 pm

Can I add chocolate chips? If so how much.

Ren March 28, 2020 - 10:52 am

Love this bread. Love all your recipes that l’ve tried. Worked perfectly for me. Thank you so much for sharing.

Linnea May 16, 2020 - 8:40 am

I loved the recipe overall! I will be adding more dates next time, but other than that it was great! Recommend 🙂

rhonda pitts June 1, 2020 - 5:13 pm

I love your cooking I hope this is not a dumb question I put 1tbsp of cinnamon and that is all I can taste should I used less thankyou kindly

Jill Dalton June 3, 2020 - 5:53 pm

Thank you Rhonda,
I got it fixed. It was supposed to be 1 tsp. Sorry about that.

Kathleen Collins June 28, 2020 - 12:36 pm

The banana bread is so good. Thank you!!

Mary August 6, 2020 - 10:18 pm

Can I leave out the dates and maybe use unsweetened applesauce?

Jill Dalton August 7, 2020 - 10:46 am

Yes =)

Laura December 29, 2020 - 7:24 am

This is my go to recipe! Must have made it 20 times already. Big hit in our house. My 4yo son loves to help make it and he eats it up so fast I have to hide it!

Jill Dalton December 30, 2020 - 11:22 am

That is Fantastic!

Damaris December 31, 2020 - 5:54 pm

This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipes with us. Is there a substitute for the baking powder? I don’t do too well with it.

Jill Dalton January 1, 2021 - 11:06 am

You can add 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar instead and it should still work =)

Damaris January 14, 2021 - 5:54 pm

It did! Thank you so much for your response!

laurenpsl March 17, 2021 - 11:15 am

Made this for breakfast — thank you for another delicious recipe! I only had two medium bananas, so I added 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce. My husband gave it two thumbs up. The sesame seeds are a nice addition.

Joanna August 12, 2021 - 4:21 pm

Hands down the best banana bread recipe! I topped the bread with some chopped pecans before baking. It turned out lovely!

Kathy Kindt September 26, 2021 - 11:09 am

Just had my first bite. Delicious! I actually did use some apple cider vinegar. Also, I blended the dates with the wet ingredients and added the mashed bananas. I also took your advice and added a bit of coconut flour and threw in a few chocolate chips (very few). It is moist and wonderful. Because it’s so healthy, I didn’t nag my husband when he smeared on a bit of vegan butter. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes. God bless you.

Jenny November 17, 2021 - 8:33 pm

I bake 2 at the time, my husband can not get enough! This is delicious and so healthy


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