One Bowl Vegan Banana Bread

This bread is so moist and full of flavour.  Definitely a hit at The Mantra Room.  We serve this out regularly and people always ask for seconds, so make sure you make plenty of it.  It freezes well but you’ll need to store it in the fridge as it doesn’t last long at room temperature.


  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 large ripe bananas, about 1 cup mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted vegan butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups plain all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup vegan choc chips or chopped vegan chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius and line a standard loaf pan (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches or 9 x 5 inches) with baking paper

In a small bowl, combine the ground flaxseed and water.

Set aside to thicken; this is your flax egg mixture.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until smooth. Scoop it into a measuring cup to make sure you have about 1 cup mashed, then return it to the bowl. Stir the melted vegan butter into the bananas.

Now add the brown sugar, plant based milk and flax egg mixture. Stir with a large spoon until well combined.

Add the flour to the bowl with the wet ingredients, then sprinkle the baking soda, salt and nutmeg if using on top of the flour. Stir gently until just combined, making sure you don’t over mix.

Gently fold in the walnuts or chocolate chips, if using. Pour into the prepared pan, place in the center rack of the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cent comes out clean.

Let it cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer the loaf to a cooling rack. Let the banana bread cool for at least 30 minutes if possible, as this will make it easier to slice.