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two slices of vegan gluten-free banana bread on a plate surrounded by a bowl of walnuts, a bowl of chocolate chips, and a peeled banana

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

  • Author: purelykaylie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This banana bread is incredibly moist, light, fluffy, and perfectly sweet! The easy recipe is made with one bowl and 10 healthy ingredients. It’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and egg-free. Great for breakfast, a midday snack, or as a nutritious dessert. Toss in crushed walnuts and chocolate chips to level up your loaf!


Units Scale
  • 3 medium overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil*
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts, optional
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or liberally coat with coconut oil to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the overripe bananas until nearly smooth. Add light brown sugar, melted coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Mix to combine. Add oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl. Mix until evenly incorporated. Then, fold in the crushed walnuts and chocolate chips (or mix-ins of your choosing).
  3. Transfer the batter into the parchment-lined loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until golden brown. Alternatively, press a toothpick into the center of the loaf to ensure it has finished baking. The toothpick should come out relatively clean with a few moist crumbs on it.
  4. Allow the banana bread to cool for 10-15 minutes inside the loaf pan. Remove the loaf from the pan and gently slice. Enjoy!


  • *Coconut oil is typically solid at room temperature. For this recipe, you’ll want to use melted coconut oil. To melt the coconut oil, add several spoonfuls to a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds. Then, measure 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil and proceed with the recipe.
  • Buy pre-made oat flour or create your own at home. To create homemade oat flour, add 2.5 cups rolled oats to a food processor or high-powered blender. Process the oats until a superfine flour is formed. Then, measure 2 cups and proceed with the recipe.
  • This post was updated and republished on August 19th, 2020. The post received a makeover, but the recipe remained the same.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 364
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 7g

Keywords: vegan gluten-free banana bread, chocolate chip walnut banana bread, banana cake