5 from 1 vote
Golden Delicious Vegan Banana Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Serve this easy ‘can’t get enough’ vegan, egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free banana bread at a party function, for snack or lunchbox treats to hungry little fingers to nibble on or enjoy the slices yourself as a post meal dessert!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: All Cuisines, Vegan
Servings: 12 slices (or 1 loaf from a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan)
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: @dietitian_mom
Group 1:
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour (sifted)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Group 2:
  • ½ cup Medjool dates [90g] (soaked and minced/mashed up)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons fortified soy milk (alternatively, use water or another fortified plant-based milk)
  • 2 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce [120 mL]
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F or 200 C.

  2. Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil, wax or parchment paper.
  3. Prepare the flax egg: mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of soy milk (or other fortified plant-based milk or water). Let sit for 5-10 minutes before whisking it quickly for about 2-3 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, place half a cup's worth of pitted dates in a bowl of very hot water (i.e., just boiled) covering the dates by at least 2 inches of water to soak for 5 minutes.

  5. In a large bowl, mix together the group 1 dry ingredients (sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt).

  6. After 5 minutes, remove the soaked dates and place them on a chopping board. The dates should now be soft enough for you to remove the outer skin of the dates easily. Use a knife to dice and then a fork to mash up the dates until a fine puree is formed. (If after soaking, the skins are still too difficult to remove, you can use a small spoon to scoop out the flesh from each date instead.)
  7. Squeeze out the ripe banana contents into a separate large mixing bowl.

  8. To this mixing bow, mix together the other group 2 wet ingredients (bananas, dates, flax egg, applesauce) until well combined. Mix in the tablespoon of oil if desired (optional).

  9. Mix the group 1 dry ingredients into the bowl with the group 2 wet ingredients and stir till all combined. If the combined mixture is looking a bit dry after mixing, just let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, then stir the contents in the measuring bowl again. Usually, the perfect consistency batter will result.

  10. Cook 25-30 minutes in the oven, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out almost clean.
  11. Take the loaf pan out of the oven and let it sit on the stovetop to cool down for 10 minutes. If you are using a foil lined loaf pan, you can pull out the bread using the foil sides and set the bread on a cooling rack to cool down faster. As the bread cools down, it will become more firm and solid.
Recipe Notes

If you are using chia seeds as the egg replacement, you would need to bake the bread longer e.g. 50 min at 425 degrees F, or 40-45 min at 450 F. (Don’t worry, you won’t see the chia seeds in the final bread.) To make a chia egg replacer, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water (or fortified plant-based milk). Let sit for 5-10 minutes before adding it into the group 2 wet ingredients.


If you don’t have any pitted dates on hand, you can substitute with a ¼ cup [50 g] of packed brown sugar. If the batter mixture still looks dry even after you have let the batter sit for 5 minutes and then mixed it again, you can add an additional tablespoon or two of a fortified plant-based milk, until the final mixture is of just a barely moist consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Golden Delicious Vegan Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.