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Best Healthy Banana Bread (Vegan)

Soft, moist, slightly dense, and lightly sweetened, this is the best healthy vegan banana bread! Made with feel-good ingredients like whole wheat flour, maple syrup, and almond butter for a tasty & satiating breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 10 slices


  • 1 ½ cups mashed banana (360g) (about 3-4 medium bananas)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (60g)
  • cup almond butter (85g)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (15ml)
  • 2-4 tbsp soy milk (30-60ml)
  • 1 tsp almond extract (5ml)
  • 1 ½ cups + 1 tbsp whole wheat flour (190g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (4.8g)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup walnuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together mashed bananas, maple syrup, almond butter, vinegar, 2 tbsp milk, and almond extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture into the banana mixture, and use a rubber spatula to gently fold together. Add an extra tablespoon or two of milk if the batter is very dry. Mix until ingredients are almost incorporated (some dry flour pockets are OK at this point), add walnuts, and gently fold a couple more times to evenly distribute the walnuts. At this point no flour streaks should remain. Be sure to scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl for dry flour.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the bread cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely before serving.