dairy-free banana bread

June 06th, 2023


i grew up on my mom's banana bread. it's a great way to use overripe bananas. this recipe was developed from a generic nut bread recipe from her old betty crocker cookbook by both of us making changes along the way.

picture of the finished loaf with a slice taken off of one end to show the inside


wet mix

  • 3 over-ripe bananas [1]
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oat milk [2]
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of salt to taste

dry mix

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 3.5 tsp baking powder

fillings (optional)

  • up to .5 cup dark chocolate chips, nuts, dates, what-have-you. [3]


pre-heat oven to 350°F and grease a medium-sized loaf pan. combine wet mix and stir/beat until bananas are mostly mashed but still lumpy. sift in dry mix and stir just until combined. do not over-mix. gently fold in your optional fillings. pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake on a center rack for 55 minutes. once done, let it rest for a couple minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool.


[1] they should have some brown on the outside, maybe 50%, and be soft. don't use if they're rotten. [2] i don't think the type of milk you use is essential. let me know if you try any others! [3] neither my mom nor i like nuts in baked goods but maybe you do. that's fine.

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