Indulge in the mouthwatering delight of Crunchy Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread, a delightful twist on the classic recipe that will tantalize your taste buds. Bursting with juicy blueberries, this bread strikes the perfect balance between crunchy goodness and fluffy perfection. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, as a quick snack, or as a satisfying dessert, this treat is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.
With nourishing plant-based ingredients like almonds, blueberries, a hint of cinnamon spice, and plant-based milk, it's a guilt-free indulgence that will leave you craving more. All dairy-free + vegan ingredients, entirely kid-friendly, and a gluten-free + oil-free option is available.
I honestly can't stop eating this Crunchy Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread once it's made. This isn't my first time making banana bread and it won't be my last. I love this twist on my more classic recipes like Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread and Healthy Banana Bread. Both are amazing but it just hits differently with the blueberries. With each bite, you are able to feel the blueberries just burst in your mouth and send a load of flavor your way. YUM!
By far this is my go-to healthy vegan recipe whenever I'm in the mood for an easy sweet treat. This is one of those perfect vegan recipes for nonvegans that everyone will enjoy. My kid and hubby LOVE to have Maple Brown Butter Walnut Ice Cream on top as a special extra sweet dessert.
This is a simple recipe to make when it comes to this healthy vegan banana bread. And chances are you probably already have the ingredients on hand. Here’s what you need to know about the ingredients.
Here's what you need for this crumble-topped blueberry banana bread:
Honestly, homemade breakfast breads are SUPER easy to whip together. I really love creating various flavors of sweet breads like this Roasted Blueberry Lemon Olive Oil Bread and it's usually just ONE BOWL REQUIRED!
The final moments of baking this Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread are pure bliss as the sweet aroma fills the air. And when it's finally done, what emerges from the oven is nothing short of over-the-top deliciousness. And guess what? It happens to be completely Plant-based and Vegan! And can be easily made Gluten-free + Oil-free too without compromising on taste! It's a Win-Win!
Now, let's talk about the game-changer: the crunchy top. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision that completely transformed the banana bread. I'm telling you, without it, this bread wouldn't have reached the mind-blowing levels of AMAZINGness that it did. The combination of cinnamon's warm embrace and the delightful nuttiness from the toasted almonds created a heavenly symphony of flavors that danced on the palate with each bite.
Trust me, the boldness of the bananas and the magic of the crunchy top make this banana bread recipe an absolute winner. Prepare to be amazed!
When it comes to making banana bread, the level of ripeness of your bananas matters. I've made my banana bread with both types of bananas and to be honest, the VERY ripe bananas have made the BEST banana breads.
Very ripe bananas make for a sweeter and more moist bread and the mashing is also a lot easier.
Have you ever had bananas that weren't fully ripe, but you were dying to make banana bread? Well, I totally understand. I've definitely been there. Luckily, I've come across a few hacks to help you ripen your bananas if you're in a pinch, and here's what you can do:
If you're looking to ripe your bananas more quickly for baking purposes then you can do one of the following:
This sweet treat has a place at breakfast, brunch, or tea time. But it doesn't stop there.
Here are a few more creative ideas on how to enjoy this vegan banana bread-
Warm and Fresh: Enjoy a slice while it's still warm from the oven. The crunchy top and soft, moist interior make for a heavenly combination. You can savor it as is or add a pat of vegan butter or a drizzle of maple syrup for extra indulgence.
Toasted and Topped: Toast a slice of banana bread to add a delightful crunch to the already delicious crunchy topping. Once toasted, you can spread a layer of your favorite vegan cream cheese, nut butter, or even homemade fruit compote on top for a decadent twist.
Pair with a Beverage: Banana bread pairs beautifully with a hot or iced coffee like this Iced Caramel Latte or a breakfast smoothie like this Mango Chia Seed Smoothie or this Cashew Date Morning Smoothie
Ice Cream Sandwich: Get creative and turn your vegan banana bread into a delightful ice cream sandwich. Slice the bread, scoop your favorite vegan ice cream like this Caramel Ice Cream or Butter Pecan Ice Cream in the middle, and enjoy a warm + cold creamy treat.
Breakfast or Brunch Spread: Serve slices of Blueberry Banana Bread as part of a breakfast or brunch spread. Pair it with fresh fruits, yogurt, or a variety of spreads like vegan cream cheese, nut butter, or jam.
TASTE - Bananas + bursting blueberries, almonds, and cinnamon make for a sweet and soothing flavor melody
TEXTURE - This is a rich, moist bread that is the perfect amount of crunchy + crumbly on the outside and smooth on the inside!
TIME - Easy + simple, uncomplicated steps to follow.
FAMILY FRIENDLY - The whole family is sure to LOVE baking + eating this recipe together!
SO VERSATILE - Mix and match ingredients depending on your dietary needs and the flavors you love!
Yes, you can use any dairy-free milk you like to make this vegan banana bread. Here are some easy recipes to make your own milk that’s cheaper and so easy!
Usually, when turning my bread into gluten-free bread, I simply swap regular all-purpose flour for gluten-free all-purpose flour or 1-to-1 baking flour from Bob’s Red Mill. I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!) for greater ease. However, if using only GF All-purpose flour, be sure to add Xanthan Gum so that it acts as regular flour would.
Absolutely! You can always use frozen bananas in your Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread, however, you'll need to thaw them out at room temperature and then drain off any excess liquid before mashing them and adding them to the mix.
Refrigerate leftover blueberry banana bread by tightly wrapping it in foil paper or keeping it fully covered in a cake stand—lasts up to a week. Can also be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.
You can freeze leftovers by wrapping the whole loaf in aluminum foil. Store it in a zip-top bag. Squeeze as much air out as you can without smooshing the bread.
Absolutely. Just use applesauce instead oil.
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