Easy One-Bowl Vegan Banana Bread

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

This vegan banana bread is soft and moist, with a nutty and sweet taste that will have everyone enjoy it to the very last piece!

I keep making this banana bread recipe over and over again, it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser. The walnuts and dried cherries complement each other perfectly for a crunchy texture and a slightly sour and sweet taste that I love.

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And what’s more, the banana taste (and aroma) is unbeatable! There’s something so comforting about a slice of delicious and soft banana bread, especially during the holidays.

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If you want to wow your friends and family, bring this easy vegan banana bread to the Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner, I guarantee it will be a hit!

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Yield: 9 servings

Prep time: 10 min

Cooking time: 55 min

Total time: 65 min


4 large ripe bananas

¼ cup smart balance (melted)

½ cup brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup walnuts

½ cup dried cherries


1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Lightly grease a 9-inch loaf pan with smart balance.

3. In a bowl, mash the 4 large bananas with a fork.

4. Add the melted smart balance, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Mix well.

5. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, walnuts (roughly chopped), and dried cherries. Mix well.

6. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle brown sugar and walnuts on top.

7. Place it in the oven and cook for 55 min.

8. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 mins before serving, and that’s it! Your delicious banana bread is ready.


- Store in the freezer for a month. Cut slices and put them in separate Ziploc bags.

- For a chocolate version, add ¼ cup of vegan chocolate chips and reduce the dried cherries to ¼ cup.

- Serve alone or with vegan vanilla ice cream or a chocolate spread.

Approximate cost:

$7.50. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only. It does not include seasoning.


*Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and several nutrients. They are rich in fiber and resistant starch, which may feed your friendly gut bacteria and safeguard against colon cancer. Bananas are also a dietary source of potassium and magnesium - two nutrients that are essential for heart health.

*Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are an excellent source of antioxidants that can help fight oxidative damage in your body, including damage due to “bad” LDL cholesterol. Walnuts are a good source of the plant form of omega-3 fat, which may help reduce heart disease risk. They contain nutrients that may help protect your brain from damaging inflammation and support good brain function as you age.

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Did you try this delicious and easy one bowl banana bread recipe? Let me know in the comments below and/or tag your creation on Instagram #everyhealthybite


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