Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread that is perfectly sweet and moist, is balanced between tender and crunchy, and 100% delicious! It takes less than 10 minutes to whip together and makes for a great healthy alternative for a little sweetness in the morning for breakfast or even for dessert. Yum! Gluten-free + Oil-free options available.

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

I always enjoy making vegan sweet treats. I don’t know if it’s because I have a huge sweet tooth, but sweet recipes for me is the most exciting part of my day! Haha.

Can anyone else relate?

More importantly, I’m even more thrilled when I can entirely indulge in the recipes that I make when they are dairy-free and vegan, like this recipe—-since I have such a great sensitivity. 

Honestly, homemade breakfast breads are SUPER easy to whip together. Literally ONE BOWL REQUIRED!

The main reason why I love banana bread is their versatility. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a good slice of this stuff in the morning, afternoon, or night. 

It’s the perfect easy breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea or an amazing snack or dessert. It’s just SO DARN GOOD DURING ANY TIME!

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Lover of Homemade Breads?

This Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread is super moist, tasty, packed with healthy nutrients including superfoods like Chia Seeds, and 100% delicious! It takes less than 10 minutes to whip together and makes for a great healthy alternative for a little sweetness in the morning for breakfast or even for dessert after dinner. All vegan ingredients, entirely kid-friendly, and a gluten-free option available.

This Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bread is the best 1-bowl breakfast bread with hearty oats, bursts of blueberries, and warm cinnamon notes! It so easy to make and makes for a great healthy alternative for a little sweetness in the morning for breakfast or even as a healthy snack. All vegan ingredients, entirely kid-friendly, and a gluten-free option available.

This SunButter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Banana Bread is a healthy way to enjoy subtle sweet flavors of banana and chocolate chips, along with a good dose of protein from a versatile grain during any given morning or evening indulgence. Not only is it delicious, but it also showcases just how great tasting SunButter actually is. All vegan ingredients.

This Almond-Cinnamon Crunch Blueberry Banana Bread is a fun balance between crunch and fluffiness. Best during breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert, this banana bread uses healthier ingredients which include a blend of whole wheat + all-purpose flour, toasted almond nuts, organic blueberries, coconut oil, and plant-based milk. 

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Usually, Banana bread is something that is a staple in my Jamaican culture.

Although the Jamaican version is slightly different and much more traditional, I wanted to add a great modern twist to it of course, while still keeping things healthy.

Curious About Traditional Jamaican Recipes? These Are Made Vegan!

This Creamy Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge recipe is a healthier take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge which includes boldly sweet flavor and is beautifully textured. This version of porridge boasts it’s creaminess, thickness from the thickly cut cornmeal used, and a generous play on spices and freshly topped berries and toasted pecans, which all create quite the experience in just one bowl. The perfect way to start your day! Vegan option available.

This Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice recipe is a healthy take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Carrot Juice which includes bold flavors and is beautifully textured. This Vegan Carrot Juice boasts it’s creaminess, thickness, and generous play on spices and freshly grated carrot flavor along with a secret thickener that brings it to life. The perfect drink to enjoy during family dinner or to kick start your day.

This Spicy Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas recipe is a great homage to the traditional popular Jamaican dish. Made with a flavorful coconut milk base and seasoned with traditional Caribbean spices, this bowl of goodness comes packed with red kidney beans, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, red onions, dumplings, and a kick of heat for those who enjoy a bit of spiciness. Served with brown or basmati rice.

These Spicy Jamaican Lentil + Quinoa Vegan Patties are truly something amazing! Wrapped in a nice parsley-infused, flaky crust, and stuffed entirely with curried lentil, quinoa, veggies, and nutritional yeast, these patties will leave you forgetting that it’s totally meat-less and convinced that vegan patties are the new ‘foodie’ favorite!

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Growing up, I often enjoyed coffee cake. I think my enjoyment more so came from the top layer of crunch. Haha.

I guess that’s why I felt inspired to add a nice crunch to my Banana bread. I must say that adding a crunch to this WORKS PERFECTLY!

OK, so let’s talk about my week thus far. It’s been pretty good. Between work and a few Doctors and Dental appointments, it’s been rather busy per usual.

Now that June is coming to a screeching halt, I’m prepping myself for July and all the things that are happening, especially with 4th of July coming around the corner.

One of the exciting things that have happened for me this month is that my Husband got me a new Lens for my Birthday!

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

It actually arrived earlier this week and I’m so excited to test it out. Now, I know that you might think that this isn’t a big deal, BUT it is. While this lens costs a whopping $1300, it surely does the job and is worth EVERY penny.

I know, I know. It’s crazy when it comes to investing in a blog, but it’s super important, especially in Food blogging where photography is your main staple.

If you’re a new blogger, seasoned blogger, or just looking to get into this world of blogging, I’d recommend checking out our Blogging + Photography resource page.

It has a load of information on what to expect as well as the equipment that I use.

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Now, back to this Banana Bread.

WHAT DID I USE IN THIS BREAKFAST BREAD RECIPE?

Bananas

All-Purpose Flour

Baking Powder

Baking Soda

Spices (Cinnamon + Nutmeg)

Sea Salt

Vanilla

Almond Milk

Apple Cider Vinegar

Oil

Maple Syrup

Brown Sugar

Pecans

Walnuts

Vegan Butter

LOOKING FOR A HEALTHIER SWEETENER OPTION?

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.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANAS?

Believe it or not, Bananas not only taste great but they provide essential nutrients in our daily diet.

In addition, Bananas hold a fair amount of fiber, several antioxidants, while just ONE banana contains about 105 calories, and contains mostly water and carbs.

Other Benefits:

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Protein

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

So, let’s dive right into the recipe, shall we?

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it using vegan butter or coconut oil.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and Almond milk-AVC mixture, whisking them together until well combined.

  3. Next, stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, organic brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt and mix until well incorporated! **NOTE: DO NOT OVER-MIX!**

  4. Pour batter in the prepared loaf pan (evenly spreading it out) and make the crumble topping!

For the Crumble Topping:

  1. Add the flour, organic brown sugar, chopped pecans, walnuts, and cinnamon into a medium bowl, combining them together using a pastry blender. **NOTE: This helps to breakdown the nuts into smaller pieces as well, if preferred.** Add the partially melted vegan butter and using a spatula, mix until well combined and ‘crumbly-like’.

  2. Now, evenly sprinkle the crumble topping atop your batter until fully covered and place it in the oven. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middle comes out clean. **NOTE: Midway, I like to poke VERY SMALL holes all over the bread to allow heat to penetrate through and to ensure it cooks through.**

  3. Once done, remove bread from oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before gently removing it from loaf pan to cool completely.

  4. Once cooled, slice and enjoy!

  5. Bon Appetit!

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Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Cinnamon Crunch Bread

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Serves: 1 Bread Loaf
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Ingredients

Cinnamon Banana Bread:

  • 4 ripe Bananas, fully mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups organic All-Purpose Flour (I use Bob's Red Mill; See Notes for GF Version!)
  • 2 Tbsps cinnamon (Reduce to 1 Tbsp for less Cinnamon flavor!)
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw; Vegan-approved!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk + 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Califia Farms; You can use your favorite plant-based milk)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (See Notes!)
  • 1/4 cup Agave (See Notes!)

Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup organic All-Purpose Flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw; Vegan-approved!)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, partially melted (I use Earth's Balance)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (I use Diamond Nuts)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (I use Diamond Nuts)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it using vegan butter or coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, oil, Agave, vanilla, and Almond milk-AVC mixture, whisking them together until well combined.
  • Next, stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, organic brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt and mix until well incorporated! **NOTE: DO NOT OVER-MIX!**
  • Pour batter in the prepared loaf pan (evenly spreading it out) and make the crumble topping!

For the Crumble Topping:

  • Add the flour, organic brown sugar, chopped pecans, walnuts, and cinnamon into a medium bowl, combining them together using a pastry blender. **NOTE: This helps to breakdown the nuts into smaller pieces as well, if preferred.** Add the partially melted vegan butter and using a spatula, mix until well combined and 'crumbly-like'.
  • Now, evenly sprinkle the crumble topping atop your batter until fully covered and place it in the oven. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middle comes out clean. **NOTE: Midway, I like to poke VERY SMALL holes all over the bread to allow heat to penetrate through and to ensure it cooks through.**
  • Once done, remove bread from oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before gently removing it from loaf pan to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, slice and enjoy!
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Refrigerate leftover 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.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of Agave, you can always substitute with pure maple syrup or Date syrup as well.
GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make this bread GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: If the bread mixture is too ‘thin + runny’, simply add additional GF flour, 1/4 cup at a time.**
OIL: Instead of vegetable oil, you can also use coconut oil, if preferred.
OIL-FREE: Instead of using oil, you can substitute with vegan butter or apple sauce.
MILK: You can use any plant-based milk for this recipe. I love using Califia Farm’s Almond Vanilla or Oats + Roasted Almonds Milk or So Delicious Dairy-Free’s Almond Milk, however, you can use Soy, regular Almond, Macadamia, Coconut, etc.
 

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  1. I have this in the oven now. I LOVE a crumble topping on breads and even donuts! I smells so good cant wait to have a slice. Thankyou for sharing.

    • Hi Theresa! I’m so excited to hear how it turns out! I’m so with ya on crumble toppings! Enjoy! 🙂