vegan banana bread recipe

Vegan banana bread

A delicious vegan banana bread recipe based on the loaf cake recipe in the Honey and Co cookbook.

Course Cake
Cuisine British
Keyword vegan banana bread recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Mandy Mazliah


  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 250 g plain flour I used half white and half wholemeal
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100 g water
  • 100 g date syrup
  • 100 g sunflower oil
  • 2 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 50 g currants


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan. Grease and base line a 1kg loaf tin with a sheet of baking parchment. If you allow a little overhang on the long sides you can use this to help you lift the cake out later.
  2. Add the sugar, flour, bicarbonate of soda and the spices to a large bowl. Whisk gently until thoroughly combined. Place the water, date syrup and oil into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring constantly so that it doesn't burn. As soon as it's just boiling pour it over the dry ingredients and stir well until combined. Stir in the bananas and currants.
  3. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes turning the tin around halfway until it feels springy to the touch.
  4. Allow to cool in the tin.