Treat yourself to Crunchy Vegan Banana Bread, a delightful twist on the classic banana bread recipe that will tantalize your taste buds. Bursting with banana goodness, nourishing plant-based ingredients, completely eggless, + a hint of cinnamon spice 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. Gluten-free + Oil-free options.
There's something irresistibly addictive about this Crunchy Vegan Banana Bread that keeps me coming back for more. While I've made classic recipes like Healthy Banana Bread and Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread that I do love --Sometimes I like to mix it up. And who doesn't love a little crunch? This vegan banana bread recipe [completely eggless] is my favorite when I'm craving a sweet healthy vegan treat!
This crunchy version of banana bread is SO DELICIOUS --I have been known to put a twist on classic recipes, especially when it comes to quick bread like this Vegan Chocolate Bourbon Banana Bread for a delicious chocolate twist or this Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread for some berry goodness. But this Vegan Banana Bread is one of those perfect vegan recipes for nonvegans that everyone will enjoy. My kid and hubby LOVE to have No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream on top as a special extra sweet
Get ready to indulge in Crunchy Vegan Banana Bread-- A kid-friendly crowd-pleaser that will leave you and your loved ones wanting more! It's SUPER easy to whip together. Takes just ONE BOWL + Easy-to-find plant-based ingredients. This Vegan Banana Bread is truly one for the books and will be on repeat in your household once you give it a try!
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 vegan banana bread:
The crumble part of this bread comes from the sweet and nutty streusel topping. Don’t leave it out! It adds incredible flavor and nutty flavor to every bite.
Here’s what you need to make the crumble topping for your healthy vegan 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 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 vegan banana bread recipe. 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 vegan banana bread recipe an absolute winner. Prepare to be amazed!
When it comes to making vegan 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:
Want to learn more about ripening bananas? Check out Well + Good article on all things bananas!
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 Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Citrus Smoothie or enjoy the best of both words with this Chocolate Espresso 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 Vegan 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.
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.
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
Absolutely! You can always use frozen bananas in your Vegan 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 vegan 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.
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!
Easy Homemade Creamy Cashew Milk
How to Make Potato Milk
Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk
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