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Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Banana Bread

This Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Banana Bread is the perfect sweet snack or breakfast. And yes you read that right. It only requires 5 simple ingredients that you probably have lying in your kitchen. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Brianna May

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (472g) mashed overripe bananas (4-5 large bananas)
  • ½ cup (100g) brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups (260g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Topping

  • cup (67g) brown sugar
  • optional add-ins: ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¾ cup chocolate chips or nuts

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with a strip of parchment paper and grease lightly with spray oil.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a handheld mixer and a medium bowl), beat the mashed banana and oil on medium high until well combined.
  • Add the brown sugar. Continue beating on medium high until well combined.
  • In this order, add the flour and baking soda.
  • Use a fork and lighty mix the baking soda and flour together on top of the wet ingredients.
  • Use a spatula, fold the flour and baking soda into the wet ingredients until just combined. It is okay if there are a few pockets of flour.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top of the batter. Using your hands, press the brown sugar into the batter slightly.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1-2 hours before slicing.
  • Use parchment paper to remove the loaf from the pan. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Brown sugar: I have only tested this recipe with brown sugar. I imagine coconut sugar or white sugar would work but I can’t guarantee it will come out the same. 
Coconut oil: You can use vegetable oil or olive oil instead. Note - olive oil will have a less neutral flavor.
Use overripe bananas (brown and spotty). The more ripe, the sweeter and softer they will be.
Use parchment paper. This will make your loaf super easy to remove from the pan.
Measure your ingredients correctly. The best way to ensure you use the correct measurements is to weigh all of the ingredients using a kitchen scale.
Spoon and level your flour. Use a spoon to scoop the flour gently into the dry measuring cup. Use a knife to level the top and scrape off access. This prevents the flour from being packed into the measuring cup.
Do not over mix the dry ingredients! This will make the loaf tough and dense.
If your bread is starting to look too brown, you can loosely cover it with foil as it finished baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g