Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: one 9-by-5-inch loaf
Share This Recipe


Nonstick baking spray, if using

1/3 cup oil (such as vegetable, peanut or light olive oil; see Cook's Note), plus more for greasing, if using

3 very ripe medium bananas, mashed until smooth

3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar or coconut palm sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup plant-based milk (such as coconut, almond or cashew milk)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips (see Cook's Note)


Special equipment:
9-by-5-inch nonstick loaf pan
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch nonstick loaf pan with baking spray or vegetable oil and set aside.
  2. Combine the bananas, oil, sugar, vanilla and milk in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until smooth. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth. (Alternatively, whisk together the wet ingredients in a large bowl, then stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.) Fold in the chocolate chips, then pour the batter into the prepared pan. 
  3. Bake until the cake has risen, is slightly cracked and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.
  4. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then run a knife around the edges to loosen and remove from the pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook’s Note

You could substitute coconut oil but keep in mind that it will add a slight coconut flavor to the bread. Note that not all chocolate chips are vegan, so be sure to check the label for the ingredients.

Banana Bread Scone
Samantha Seneviratne

Banana Bread Scone

18m Easy 99%
Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread
20m Easy 97%
Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas
9m Easy 98%
Best-Ever Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread
25m Easy 98%