Vegan banana and coconut bread

Baking for vegans is challenging as recipes must have no butter and no eggs – two baking staples. Try out this banana bread recipe, which uses vegan-friendly substitutes.


  • 250g wholegrain flour
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 ripe banana, mashed
  • 120ml coconut milk
  • 120ml coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 40g shredded coconut, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 serving of flax meal (1 tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp water)


  1. Mix in a bowl, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar set aside.
  2. Mix the flax meal and water and allow to turn to a gluey consistency – this will act as an egg replacement. 
  3. Mix together the mashed bananas, flax meal, coconut milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients mixing continuously. 
  5. Once mixed thoroughly, put mixture into a loaf tin and bake for one hour.
  6. Top with shredded coconut. 

Recipe provided by The Grassy Hopper