This is a sweet and delicious version of regular nut bread, but for the vegan-lovin' hippies - or heart happy. I always have brown bananas! I love this recipe because I don't have to use milk or eggs. It's really moist and easy. I make it for all my neighbors, and they have no idea it's vegan. Once you get this down, you can mix and have in the oven in less than 10 minutes.


Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr
15 mins
2 loaves


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  • Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add oil, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

  • Mix pastry flour, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together in a bowl. Add flour mixture to the bowl with the banana mixture and stir until just combined; do not over mix. Fold in nuts. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to replace white sugar with coconut sugar or dry sweetener of your choice. Use your favorite chopped nuts.

You can substitute whole wheat pastry flour with regular white flour if you prefer. If you are out of wheat germ, you can use oat bran or additional flour instead.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 8.6g; sodium 128mg. Full Nutrition