I first made Vegan Banana Bread out of necessity. My mother was coming to visit, she loves banana bread and I was completely out of eggs. After doing a little research on vegan banana bread and looking at similar recipes, I made this one. It was a hit, and no one missed the eggs or butter.
This recipe is a compilation of others and is most similar to a vegan banana bread recipe from Post Punk Kitchen, but with vegetable oil standing in for the margarine and different spices. I also increased the vanilla, adjusted the salt, and used a different size pan.
The bread in the (old) photo above was made in pan slightly larger than 9×5 so it’s not tall and stately. For a nicer looking loaf, I recommend baking in an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch pan.
Update: Vegan Banana Bread can be made in a regular loaf pan or divided among three 3×5 inch small loaf pans. If If you prefer, you can use soy yogurt or almond milk in place of the curdled soy milk, and coconut oil in place of canola.
- 1/4 cup soy milk (or any non-dairy milk)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups all purpose flour ( 260 grams), aerate well before measuring or weigh
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt plus a little pinch
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed (100 grams)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar or organic sugar** (95 grams)
- 3 ripe bananas (340 grams), peeled and mashed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- Some nuts for sprinkling on top (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Rub a loaf pan with oil and line with a rectangle of parchment. Alternatively, you can use 3 small (3x5 inch) loaf pans.
- Mix together the soy milk and vinegar; set aside for about 2 minutes.
- Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Beat together the oil, brown sugar and granulated sugar, then beat in the bananas. Continue beating on high until very light. Reduce speed to low and add milk/vinegar mixture.
- By hand, stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture, being careful not to overbeat. I like stirring flour mixture in with a heavy duty scraper. Sprinkle some nuts on top if using.
- Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for about 15 minutes then flip from pan. Makes 1 awesome loaf.
- If using small loaf pan, check at 35 minutes.