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Healthy Banana Bread [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar-Free]

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This banana bread is sweetened entirely with bananas and dates, and the only flour required is oat flour. Easy to assemble and a healthy treat!

Healthy Banana Bread [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar-Free]



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  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoons and 1/8 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 over-ripe bananas (1 and 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 1 cup pitted dates  – deglet noor or medjool
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free milk
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water (or sub tapioca starch, arrowroot, or flax seeds for the cornstarch)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

For the Toppings:

  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips, plus a handful for the top
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Handful of oats for the top
  • 1 banana, sliced, for the top


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease with oil and sprinkle on tapioca starch or other flour (so the bread comes out easily).
  2. If your dates are hard or dry, cover them with hot water for 5 minutes and then rinse and drain well. Combine dry ingredients – oat flour through salt – in a large bowl and whisk together. In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients – bananas through apple cider vinegar – and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Fold in the optional walnuts and chocolate chips. Pour into prepared loaf pan and smooth out with a spatula. Top with a handful of chocolate chips, oats, and the sliced banana, if desired. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely before enjoying. Enjoy within a few days or slice and freeze individually for easier defrosting!

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2280 | Total Carbs: 461g | Total Fat: 31g | Total Protein: 55g | Total Sodium: 0mg | Total Sugar: 156g





Tasty dishes designed (with the help of Mother Nature) to make you look and feel your best. Larice Feuerstein is the creator behind the plant-based food blog, Feeding Your Beauty. She posts recipes for tasty dishes that are designed (with the help of Mother Nature) to make you look and feel your best. In addition to healthy whole-food meals and desserts, she also posts reviews on cruelty-free and vegan beauty and skincare products as well as recipes for making your own.



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Maureen Koplow
2 Months Ago

I\'m thrilled that this recipe will feed 2280 people! Sounds like manna in the desert! Seriously, I\'m guessing it was just a typo. But it made me laugh - 1 calorie per person.


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