Badass Banana Bread

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Gently spiced and sweetened, this no-fail, vegan banana bread recipe is absolutely guaranteed to please. With optional add-ins of choc chips, nuts or fruits, you can make it your way, or change it up every time you make it.

Credit: The Engine 2 Diet (Plant Strong)


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 brown-spotted bananas peeled and smashed (1 ¼ – 1 ½ cups)
  • ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened apple-sauce
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup add-ins of your choice: walnuts, pistachios, raisins, dairy-free dark choc-chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, maple syrup, water, applesauce, vanilla and vinegar.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Fold in the add-ins
  5. Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan (or divide among 12 muffin cups). Bake the loaf for 30 minutes (muffins for 15-18 minutes), until golden brown on top. Serve warm!

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