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a loaf of 5 ingredient vegan banana bread that's been sliced twice, next to some extra bananas and a napkin

5 Ingredient Vegan Banana Bread

This 5 ingredient vegan banana bread is the easiest quick bread recipe to make - and tastes delicious for a snack or part of breakfast!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword 5 ingredient vegan banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 227 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup vegan brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour (or 1 1/2 cups all purpose + 2 tsp baking powder + 1/4 tsp salt)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseed with the hot water. Set aside for now.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in the vegan butter and brown sugar. Add the self-rising flour, as well as the flax mixture. Stir until just combined – the batter will be thick; this is normal.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 32-36 minutes, or until the bread is a light brown color and a knife pulls out clean.

Recipe Notes

  • If the batter seems too thick and appears dry, add another 1-2 tablespoons of water. Usually this occurs if the flour is packed too much while measuring it, rather than spooning it in the measuring cup and leveling it off.
  • The bread may be lighter in color than other banana bread recipes you’ve made; this is normal.
  • If you are using bananas that are more on the just-starting-to-brown side (and as such, aren’t as sweet as really overripe bananas), you may want to increase the sugar content up to 1/2 cup if you prefer a sweeter banana bread.


Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving): 227 calories, 8 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 350 mg sodium, 36.5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14.5 g sugar, 3 g protein, Vitamin D: 0%, Calcium: 9%, Iron: 7%, Potassium: 6%