Vegan Banana Brownie Bread (oil-free, gf)

Hello beautiful friends!

I have new recipe that you all are going to go crazy for. Vegan banana brownie bread is truly next level. It tastes exactly how the name sounds, banana bread mixed with brownies!

It’s a combination that everyone needs to try.

This recipe is: 





✔️100% yummy

these are made in 1-bowl and they are so insanely easy to make – let’s get baking!

In addition, I tested this recipe and gave some to my future father-in-law and sister-in-law to try and they FELL IN LOVE with it. They aren’t vegan and couldn’t believe how delicious it is. My plant-based fiance always gobbles up my dessert recipes.

Also, this is perfect for a snack, for a healthy dessert, birthday party activity, a potluck, to share amongst friends, or to bring to a brunch! Delish!

You’ll need a few simple ingredients for this vegan banana brownie bread recipe and you’ll be surprised at actually how healthy this is!

I used applesauce instead of oil, almond + oat flour instead of white flour and I use ground flax in place of eggs.

This recipe truly is the perfect mix of brownies and banana bread combined – if you make it let me know!

The best part is that it’s made in 1-bowl, this means no mess, no hassle, one bowl and you’re good to go! It bakes for 45 minutes and then you have yourself the yummiest lil treat or snack. I personally love to have a slice of this with a cup of tea.

Cozy up with it on the couch with a good book or movie! 

Vegan Banana Brownie Bread

Furthermore, wait until it’s completely cooled before you cut it into it! Trust me on this. To be honest, I think this vegan banana brownie bread is better after it’s cooled and even the next day. It’s flavor comes out overnight.

Once you make it, you will see what I am talking about.

Vegan Banana Brownie Bread


Can I omit the chocolate chips?

Sure, the chocolate chips makes it super yummy but if you don’t eat chocolate, omit them and use something like walnuts or carob chips.

Can I store this in the freezer?

Yes, it stores in the freezer for up to a month!

Did you grease the pan?

Nope! I have a non-stick loaf pan, it’s life changing.

Will my non-vegan or non gluten-free friends/family like this? 

Totally! It’s universally loved.

Vegan Banana Brownie Bread

This vegan banana brownie bread is: 



Perfectly sweet







Vegan Banana Brownie Bread

Are you drooling yet babes?!

Vegan Banana Brownie Bread

Vegan Banana Brownie Bread

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Vegan Banana Brownie Bread

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Vegan Banana Brownie Bread

Vegan Banana Brownie Bread (oil-free, gluten-free)

Moist, chocolatey, perfectly sweet, decadent and made in 1-bowl, this is 100% plant-based, gluten-free and oil-free.
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 45 minutes
total time 1 hour

the ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs 2 tbsp flax + 5 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips plus more for topping


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Get a large mixing bowl, make flax egg and let it sit for 3 minutes. Prepare a loaf pan with parchment or by greasing it (or use non-stick).
  • Add the applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut sugar, cacao, sea salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk until combined. Then add almond milk and mashed bananas. Stir.
  • Add the gluten-free flour, oat flour and almond flour and whisk. Now add in the chocolate chips and stir.
  • Pour into a loaf pan then top with more chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until the edges are firm to the touch and a fork comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before slicing. Transfer to a plate to cool by lifting the parchment or flipping over carefully. Store in an air-tight container for about 3 days.

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Susan says:

    Can I use wheat or coconut flour? Don’t have almond flour😟

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      I think oat flour would work best in place of almond flour.

  2. Chantel says:

    Is there a way to make this without using coconut sugar?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Date sugar or maple sugar would work too. It contributes to the texture. I haven’t tried the recipe without it.

  3. Kristine Clark says:

    This receipe calls for alot of sugar and different types of flour. Wondering if anyone with diabetes if it is recommended at all

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Hi Kristine! I am not only a food blogger but I am a health coach as well.

      The flours and sugars used are lower glycemic and this bread also has a decent amount of fiber which will slow down the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. Having a piece of this bread should be okay for a diabetic.

  4. Mary says:

    I had to whole wheat flour, oat flour fir almond flour and brown sugar for coconut sugar. I made muffins instead of bread. It was so good! Love the recipe!5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Wow! Sounds perfect.


    Thank you Danielle for this delicious Banana-brownie bread recipe. My husband and I love it!!! I made a few of changes because I did not have all the ingredients. Instead of coconut sugar I used brown sugar, instead of oat flour I used brown rice flour and also I added raisins. YUMMY!!!!!!!!5 stars

  6. Tammy says:

    So good! Thank you for the delicious recipe. I substituted date sugar for the coconut sugar and it turned out perfect!

  7. Kelly says:

    Wonderful!! Used only applesauce (1 1/2 cups) nice and moist. Thanks!!5 stars

    1. Jo Parsons says:

      Did u use no sugar , kelly , as I want to do that as I don’t eat it .so upping the apple sauce would be good if that’s what u did ? Thanks4 stars

  8. Aakriti says:

    Hey! Thank you for this, it looks lovely! I had a few questions though. Can i substitute applesauce with something else? And I am out of baking powder. Would the result differ greatly if I dont use baking powder? Can I use additional baking soda instead?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      not sure about the baking powder. Try more banana instead of applesauce!

  9. Christina says:

    Hi! This looks really yummy. Was wondering if I could omit the sugar? When I make banana bread it’s sugar free because the banana adds enough sweetness so we don’t need it. Does adding cacao powder make it bitter? Also can I add more banana instead of applesauce?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      The cacao makes it chocolatey so it’s a must for this recipe. I haven’t made it without the coconut sugar so I can’t speak for how the recipe would be without it. I’d keep it in with otherwise the cacao will make it bitter.

  10. Claudia Silva says:

    I just made this recipe and it is delicious! Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  11. Christina says:

    This recipe is delicious! I will definitely make over and over. This moist, chocolaty with a touch of banana bread didn’t last an 1 hour in my home. Everyone enjoyed it and I hope you do too!
    Fyi, I used brown sugar instead of coconut sugar.5 stars

  12. Jelena says:

    Hello, can I put hazel nut flour instead of almond? Thanks, Jelena

    1. Danielle Keith says:


  13. Ann says:

    Danielle – This recipe was absolutely delicious! I made it exactly as the recipe reads, except I used a brownie pan instead of a loaf pan. I topped the brownie square with vegan whipped topping. Yummy! Thank you for posting this recipe!5 stars

  14. Tasha says:

    Fantastic recipe! Replaced applesauce with 1 small avocado, cocoa powder instead of cacao, semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of dark, and used America’s Test Kitchen All Purpose gluten free flour and 2 bananas. I was skeptical of the almond flour since many recipes I’ve tried with almond flour come out gritty but this wasn’t gritty at all! I only baked for 45 minutes and although toothpick came out clean, bread was not fully cooked in the middle, even after allowing it to fully cool on the counter. Will try 55 minutes next time. I’ve often had this problem with gluten free banana breads, however, so any suggestions on cooking it all the way through would be helpful!5 stars

  15. Jodi Wells says:

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I didn’t have store-bought applesauce on hand so I put an apple in the blender and made applesauce!😄 I was wondering if you could please share the calorie and fat content per serving. What constitutes a serving? Thank you. I love following you and your wonderful ideas and recipes.💖🍌☕️5 stars

  16. Iwona says:

    I would like to substitute sugar and use honey instead. Any suggestion for changing the recipe to accommodate that substitution?

    1. Danielle Brown says:

      Do not swap out a wet sweetener for the dry. Alternatives for coconut sugar are cane sugar or date sugar.

  17. Monica Frye says:

    What can I substitute for almond flour?
    I’m making this for someone who’s allergic to nuts 🙁

    1. Taylor From HealthyGirl Kitchen says:

      1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour should work, as well!

  18. Elaine says:

    I want to try this recipe. Instead of all purpose gluten-free flour, can I just use oat flour?