Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread

It's almost 3 months since I tried this vegan peanut butter banana bread recipe and finally got a chance to post it now. I baked this bread when Enjoy Life Foods had sent their chocolate chunks for review. I should have posted this one immediately after the vegan double chocolate cookies recipe but somehow missed it. Better late then never, right?

This recipe is originally from Vegetarian Times, but I have made some changes to make it vegan. It's very simple to put together and is definitely very tasty. If you are a fan of the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich, I'm sure this bread will become your favorite too.


Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
20 Mins45 Mins12 Servings.
Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread
4.9 from 10 reviews
A simple twist like using peanut butter in a banana bread recipe makes this bread very moist and low in fat too.
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Mashed Bananas (about 2 medium size)
  • 1/3 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 3/4 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C for 15 minutes. Line a 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl stir together the almond milk and vinegar; set aside. The mixture will curdle in about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another bowl mix together the mashed bananas, peanut butter, curdled milk mixture and vanilla.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture and combine together. Add water as needed to get the right batter consistency. I added about 2 tablespoons of water because the batter was a bit thick.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips. I used coarsely chopped vegan chocolate chunks.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepare pan and bake for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean. Mine was done in 45 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes before taking out the bread from the pan. Cool the bread on the wire rack for at least 5-6 hours before slicing. Quick breads and especially banana breads taste and slice better if left undisturbed for 24 hours.
  1. My son is a big peanut butter fan and I'm not. So I tried this peanut butter banana bread recipe for him and I was not expecting too much from it. I have heard that peanut butter and banana is a very good combination but was not daring enough to try it. But after tasting this bread I was quite surprised that it tasted very good. The taste and flavor of peanut butter was very subtle. The bananas and chocolate were the dominant ingredients. The bread was very sweet for our taste. So 1/2 cup regular chocolate chips or 2 tablespoons of cup mini chocolate chips should be quite enough. I only wish that the bread had raised as well as it looks in the original recipe.
My Notes:
  1. I used unsweetened and unsalted natural peanut butter. Those who don't like peanut butter can substitute it with other nut or seed butters.
  2. Any non dairy milk can be used in place of almond milk.
  3. White vinegar can be used instead of apple cider vinegar.
  4. Roasted peanuts can be used for some of the chocolate chips. This will give a nice crunch to the bread.
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  1. Diana

    Hi! I would love to try this but I don’t take sugar. Can I leave out the sugar or substitute with a natural sweetener?

    • Madhuram

      I’m thinking it should work, Diana. Stevia if that’s an option you can use.

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  3. NM

    I found this recipe because one of my housemates is vegan, and I wanted to make something everyone could eat. I have made this recipe at least 5 times at least this year, and it is always a hit, with vegans and non-vegans alike! (Pretty soon I will have it memorized I think.) I made the recipe with buckwheat flour for a friend who eats gluten-free and vegan, and she loved it too! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the world!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome NM. It’s great to know that this recipe works with gluten-free flour too. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Rani

    Just curious to know if we really need to add vinegar in this recipe.

    • Madhuram

      It makes the bread less dense Rani.

  5. Rosy Gitto

    I substituted PB for PB2, sugar substitute for sugar, and used 1/2 the chocolate chips. I made 3 more with PB2, sugar sub, one with chopped almonds, one with unsweetened shredded coconut, and one plain. All were delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Madhuram

      That’s great to know Rosy. Thank you for the feedback.

  6. Padma

    When you say whole wheat pastry flour, does it mean the atta used in rotis??

  7. Jennifer

    Delicious! I found that vegan baking is more moist and flavorful and this recipe is my go to. Thank you, thank you!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Jennifer.

  8. Nilam raj

    I will not get the any kind of cake mix so please give me alternative of it… Thxs

    • Madhuram

      Which recipe are you talking about Nilam? I have not used boxed mix in this bread recipe.

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  10. Reshma

    I tried this recipe and it came out delicious.
    I used less sugar (1/2 cup less 1 tbsp) as well well as less chocolate chip (1/2 cup less 1 tsp). Can’t wait to make this again to share with friend and relatives. I love that there is no butter and peanut butter is incorporated.

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Reshma.

  11. sabrina

    Hay, I have tried this recipe and I.loved it. I’m planning to make this again for bunch of friends. I have been reading other banana bread recipes and sometimes they add canola oil or olive oil. My question is can I replace the water here with Olive Oil? what would be the effect adding this olive oil in to the bread? i’m kinda nervous cooking for other people. thanks! keep posting recipe!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Sabrina. You don’t need additional oil in this recipe because of the fat from peanut butter. Also mashed bananas or any other pureed fruit for that matter works as a good oil substitute. Other banana braed recipes have oil/butter but this one has peanut butter.

  12. nabilla

    The best banana cake ever!! No egg and butter, love it! I used lemon instead of apple cider vinegar and i replace choco chip with almond. Very moist and delicious, love this website! Thanks for the recipes!

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Nabilla.

  13. Pinky

    I made this bread with my leftover cashew cream..and it tastes awsome.. Thank you so much for this recipe. I can’t belive it is almost fat free.This was my first experience with Whole wheat pastry flour.When bread was fresh out of oven it taste little dough-y like we get taste with whole wheat flour. But as you said after completely cooled down it tasted amazing.I liked Whole wheat pastry flour taste. Sometimes it tastes like wheat flour laddu which we are making back home.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Pinky. Yes whole wheat/pastry flour does have a nutty taste but you will get used to it once you start baking with it quite often.

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  15. Mohan

    I have a question WRT
    1/3 cup Peanut Butter
    1/2 cup Almond Milk

    Can they be replaced by regular butter and milk?

    • Madhuram

      Yes, you could. Use softened butter.

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  17. steven

    Hello Madhu

    I tried Vegan Peanut Butter Banana bread and It’s soft and moist. I used Organic Whole Wheat Flour and slice Almond. It’s excellent recipe. I Hope you have another recipe without oil/butter.

    Thank you Madhu

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much for trying the recipe Steven.

  18. Carren

    I just purchased a 2lb bread maker machine, that will be delivered today (YAY!!!)…and I’m wondering if this receipe can be made in the bread maker? As I’ve never used one before, I’m not sure how this would work. Anyone have an idea how I would do this?

    • Madhuram

      Sorry Carren, I don’t know a single thing about bread maker machines.

      • Champa

        Jumping in here since I use bread machine a lot. You can bake any quick bread or loaf cake in a bread machine on batter cycle. But, the end product will be a bit drier compared to what you get when you bake it in the oven. Also, shape won’t be good since most bread machines have the dough pan suitable for mixing than a nicer looking loaf pan.

        • Madhuram

          Thanks for the input Champa. I should have asked you.

  19. Rashmi

    Hi Madhuram,

    Thanks for the recipe. I couldn’t hold myself to try this and it came very well. I shared with my colleagues and they liked it. This was my first baking trial. Before this I was using my oven to store vessels like you. I am going to try other recipes now. I found your website very interesting as we are vegentarian and don’t eat egg. Now we can have all delicacies of baking world.

    Thanks again,

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Rashmi. Please rate the recipe.

  20. Anu

    Wonderful recipe.Only one glitch for me.Have not seen whole wheat pastry flour at the supermarket.Could you suggest a substitute?Would very much like to try this bread.

    • Madhuram

      You can use half all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour.

      • Anu


      • Anu

        Finally made it with 50-50 APF and Whole wheat flour. Did not have choco-chips in hand so added slivered almonds and the result was a yummy, nutty bread. A 5 Start rating from me.

        • Madhuram

          Thanks Anu.

  21. Divya Vikram

    PB and banana make a delicious combo!

  22. The Queen Bee

    looks Gorgeous! Your kitchen must smell so good all the time!

  23. romana

    Good evening

    Can one use all purpose flour instead of wholewheat pastry flour?

    • Madhuram

      Yes Romana.

      • romana

        Thank you! Will definitely try this recipe.

  24. CurryLeaf

    I too am not a peanut fan,but I did try ur almond butter bread with PB. That was also my first attempt at quick breads. I am yet to post the recipe. This one looks great as well. Love the combo of PB and Banana.

  25. SS

    Looks very yummy! I will try and let you know how mine turned out….thanks for the recipe