Nana’s Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe has been in my family for a few generations. My mom has been making it for my whole life, and her mom has been making it for even longer. Scroll to the bottom to see a picture of my adorable fam! All credit goes to my nana for the original recipe and my mom who veganized it last year.

Trust me. You want to make this recipe, right now.

Heads up – if you’re looking for a healthy banana bread recipe with no flour, sugar or (vegan) butter – this ain’t it. This banana bread is decadent, delicious and VERY addicting! It’s even non-vegan approved – I baked a loaf for my husband to bring to work and everyone LOVED it. If you want to hear more about this recipe & watch me make it, check out my YouTube video by clicking here or on the picture below.


If you try this recipe, let me know in the comment section below or by tagging me on instagram. I’d love to see it and send pictures to my Nana!

Nana's Banana Bread - VEGANIZED

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  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 2.5 tbsp warm water)
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour**
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter***
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional but highly recommended!)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp ground flax with 2.5 tbsp warm water. Stir and set aside.
  3. Mash 2 very ripe bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add in the flax egg and 1 cup of sugar and mix until well combined.
  5. Add in 1.5 cups of flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix slightly, and then add in 1/4 cup of melted vegan butter.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips and transfer to a lightly greased or lined loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes. You may need to bake for an additional 10 minutes, but I recommend inserting a toothpick after 50 minutes to see if the loaf is ready.
  8. Let the banana bread sit in the pan for 20 minutes (this is the most challenging part of the recipe – trust me). Remove from the pan after 20 minutes and let it cool on a wire rack.
  9. Enjoy with family.
  10. *not all white sugar is vegan, because it can be processed through bonechar. I use Redpath white granulated sugar and it’s vegan-friendly! ** You can use white flour or whole wheat. *** I use Becel Vegan Margarine, but Earth Balance will work great too!


(From left to right: My nana, my Aunt Diane, my mom and me!)

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