What better than a quick and easy Vegan Banana Bread? How about vegan banana bread with apples and walnuts? Never tried it? Well, let me tell you, it’s delicious. It’s also perfect for breakfast with coffee or in the afternoon with tea?
Banana bread is huge in the South where I grew up. Seemingly every restaurant, cafe, or dessert shop in Texas and Louisiana has it on their menu. But the best banana bread was always the homemade stuff.
When I went vegan, this was one of the first recipes I veganized. And, to be honest, it was pretty easy. I think I got it right on the first try. I’m not bragging, but I think banana bread is just simple. If you can measure and mix, then you can make it.
My banana bread takes it to the next level with apples and walnuts. The subtle banana flavor is complemented with the super sweet apples, and earthy flavor from the walnuts.
The base is simple and easily customizable. If you want to opt for blueberries instead of apples, go for it. If chocolate chips turn you on, add those in. If you have pecans in the cupboard those would be fantastic too. The options are endless.
I adore this recipe. It’s so fast and easy, and the bread reminds me of the banana bread from my childhood.
Vegan Banana Apple Bread Recipe
This bread is delicious straight out of the oven and slathered with vegan butter but it’s also excellent the next day for breakfast…if it lasts that long.
You won’t need any fancy equipment, expensive ingredients, or special skills to make this vegan banana bread. The recipe is down to earth and pretty much everyone can make it. Just follow the recipe and you’ll have delicious vegan apple banana bread in just over an hour!
Vegan Apple Banana Bread Recipe
- Loaf Pan
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Rubber Spatula
- 1/2 Cup Almond or Soy Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxmeal
- 2 Tablespoons Warm Water
- 1/3 Cup Vegan Sugar white or coconut
- 2 Large Ripe Bananas
- 1 3/4 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour Extra for dusting the loaf pan.
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup Canola, Coconut Oil, or Rapeseed Oil Extra for greasing the loaf pan.
- 1 Granny Smith Apple peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 Cup Walnuts Optional
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)
- Mix flaxmeal and warm water to create a flax egg. Let it sit until the mixture has gelled - 2-5 minutes.
- Mix apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) and milk. Let mixture sit for about 5 minutes until it's curdled.
- Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add bananas and sugar to a small bowl and mash to a paste.
- Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and combine. Fold in apples and walnuts until combined. Don't over mix.
- Pour mixture into a greased, nonstick loaf pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.