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Vegan Cinnamon Bun Banana Bread (gluten-free)

Gooey, moist, perfectly sweetened cinnamon bun banana bread that is vegan, wfpb friendly, oil-free, gluten-free, and is made in 1 bowl. 
Course: Dessert
Keyword: healthy banana bread, oil-free banana bread, Vegan banana bread, vegan cinnamon bun banana bread, vegan dessert, WFPB banana bread, wfpb dessert


Banana Bread

  • 2 flax eggs 2 tbsp ground flax, 5 tbsp water
  • 1 cup ripe mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups brown rice flour can sub 2 cups gluten-free flour or oat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Cinnamon Bun Swirl

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with a little oil
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flax egg, banana, applesauce, maple syrup, non-dairy milk and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined
  • Add in the brown rice flour (or gf flour or oat flour), cinnamon and baking powder and mix to combine
  • In a small bowl combine and stir together the cinnamon swirl ingredients 
  • Add half the banana bread batter to the loaf pan then half of the cinnamon swirl mixture and swirl with a knife 
  • Add the other half of the banana bread batter and then top off it off with the rest of the cinnamon roll batter and swirl again with a knife
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes (test with a toothpick or fork) 
  • Cool for 10 minutes then enjoy!
  • Store in airtight container or in foil! 


  • To make the cinnamon sugar swirl, mix ingredients together until well combined.