Whole Food Plant Based Banana Bread

March 28, 2019

When you cut refined oils and sugars from your diet, you think you'll never have baked goods again. Of course, I didn't accept that and got to work trying to find a delicious occasional treat that wouldn't get me off track. This whole food plant based banana bread is just the thing!

pan of whole food plant based banana bread.

I've tried a few different healthy baked good recipes and they have been dense, chewy, gummy, and just plain not awesome. Then I stumbled upon this whole foods plant-based banana bread.


Kathy Bowen

I made the banana bread...delish!

Bananas are pretty magical. Sure, they taste great and add sweetness but they also add moistness and binding to your baked goods. But, you have to like how bananas taste. Because the flavor almost always comes through.

banana bread with a view in seward, alaska.

Another magical ingredient is whole wheat pastry flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is made from soft wheat berries instead of hard wheat berries like regular whole wheat flour. It’s still made from the whole grain even though it grinds up finer. It’s not quite as fine as all-purpose flour but in most cases, you won’t notice much of a difference.




If you’d like to make this whole food plant based banana bread recipe gluten-free, make sure the oats you use are gluten-free. And our favorite replacement for the whole wheat pastry flour is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour.

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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 8" square baking pan with parchment paper, spray lightly with oil, if you use, or use a silicon baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the pureed banana, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add the wet mixture to the dry, then fold in the chopped dates, and stir through until just well combined.
  3. Pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and a toothpick or inserted in the center comes out clean. You can also press the center of the bread with your finger and it will bounce back when done.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Whole Food Plant Based Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.02g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Sodium 180mg 8%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 9%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.

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