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vegan banana bread

Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Crazy Vegan
A delicious Vegan Banana Bread recipe loaded with Walnuts, Dark Chocolate and a Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl in the middle. Ready in under 1 hour.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 226 kcal


  • 2 Large Bananas super-ripe
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Sugar 75g
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 flax egg left to sit for 10 minutes
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil 80g
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Yogurt
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour 95g
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Add Ins:

  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 large Banana sliced in half lengthways (optional)

Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Vegan Butter melted
  • 4 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon


  • Pre-heat your oven to 175C/350F. Line a loaf tin with non-stick parchment and set aside.
  • Prepare Cinnamon Swirl by combining Melted Vegan Butter, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a bowl, mash your 2 ripe bananas. Add Vanilla, Flax Egg, Vegetable Oil, Vegan Yogurt and whisk to combine.
  • In another bowl, sieve All Purpose Flour, Ground Almonds, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Make a well in your dry ingredients and pour your wet ingredients in. Gently fold until a batter forms. Be careful to not over-mix or your Banana Bread will end up tough and dry.
  • Fold in chopped Walnut, Dark Chocolate Chips and Toasted Coconut Flakes.
  • Pour 1/3 of your batter into your prepared loaf tin and then dollop half of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter in the pan.
  • Using a knife, swirl the Cinnamon mixture into your Banana Bread Batter. Add another 1/3 of your Banana Bread batter to the pan and repeat the process with your remaining Cinnamon mixture. Finally, top with your final 1/3 of the Banana Bread batter.
  • Before baking, slice your extra Banana lengthways and gently place on top of the batter (optional).
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of your Banana Bread comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in tin for 20 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool further.


TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword vegan banana bread, vegan cinnamon bread
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