Low-Fat Vegan Banana Bread

Low fat vegan banana bread recipe

The Spruce / Anastasiia Tretiak

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 1 loaf
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
176 Calories
5g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 107mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you'd like to try a low-fat vegan banana bread recipe, this is a great one to try. Because this vegan version is egg free and dairy free, with just 1/3 cup of vegan margarine in the ingredients, it is much lower in fat than regular banana bread.

To sweeten it up a bit, add a sprinkle of sugar to the top of the banana bread before baking, for an extra sweet treat. Or, try adding some vegan chocolate chips into the mix just before baking for a vegan chocolate chip banana bread. Of course, it might not be low-fat anymore if you do that.

This low-fat vegan banana bread recipe is great for people new to vegan baking. Even if you haven't yet discovered how easy it is to bake with egg replacers, you can still make this simple vegan banana bread—no egg replacer or egg substitute needed.

Everyone loves banana bread. But, if you're bored of banana bread, here's a fun alternative: this fat-free vegan pumpkin bread, or try this classic vegan zucchini bread recipe.


  • Cooking spray, for greasing

  • 1/3 cup vegan margarine, or vegan butter substitute

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1/2 cup soy milk

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Ingredients for vegan banana bread
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  2. Prepare a loaf pan with a coat of cooking spray or a light coat of vegan margarine. You can also lightly coat the pan with sugar—if you prefer a sweeter vegan banana bread and to give it a nice, sweet, crunchy bit on the outside. 

    Prepare a loaf pan
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  3. Cream together the vegan margarine and sugar.

    Cream together vegan margarine
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  4. Stir in the flour and baking powder and baking soda.

    Stir in flour
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  5. Once the flour is well incorporated, stir in the mashed bananas, soy milk, and vanilla, stirring to incorporate well.

    Stir in mashed bananas
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  6. Gently fold in the walnuts or any other chopped nuts you'd like to add.

    Gently fold in walnuts
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  7. Pour the batter into a lightly oiled bread pan.

    Pour batter into pan
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  8. Bake for 50 minutes.

    Bake pan
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This egg-free and dairy-free banana bread recipe is reprinted with permission from "The Compassionate Cook Cookbook."

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