Banana Bread {Dairy-Free & Egg-Free}


Simple, moist, versatile...this banana bread recipe does not disappoint. That's why it's one of our top 5 blog posts year after year! And it's a very regular recipe in our own anaphylactic food allergy home. From toddlers to tweens, my sons have absolutely loved having banana bread in the house for breakfast and snacks alike. 

Our recipe is especially nice because it doesn't even call for milk so no substituting is needed. And it requires just one egg that is easily substituted with 3 tablespoons of applesauce without messing up the recipe. Feel free to use one egg instead of the applesauce if you can. 

Although it doesn't need it, you can also spice this banana bread up by adding dairy-free chocolate chips, nuts, or brown sugar sprinkled on the top before baking. You can always leave it as is, too. I promise it will be gobbled up no matter what.

This recipe is so versatile that we have also used it as the base for other quick breads.  

Zucchini Bread
Pumpkin Bread
Apple Bread

Now gather up those brown bananas and turn them into something delicious!


Oven 350

1.5 c. all purpose flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

1 egg or 3 Tbs. applesauce
1 c. mashed bananas 
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cooking oil

Grease a loaf pan or use my favorite non-stick USA bread pan

In a medium bowl, mix the first set of dry ingredients and make a well in the center. 

In a small bowl, mix the second set of wet ingredients. 

Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened. 

Spoon the mixture into your bread pan.

Bake 40-50 minutes until a wooden toothpick comes out clean from the center. 

Cool on a wire rack. 

Store in an airtight container.

The flavors will meld better on the second day, but who can really wait that long?

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Original Post 10-16-08


Anonymous said...

Yum!!!! This is great, my grandaughter loves this bread

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Thank you, Anonymous!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful banana bread recipe!

Anonymous said...

Just made this bread today, and loved it! So did my two young boys! I have just discovered I have milk and egg allergies, and am learning to navigate the grocery store differently and finding new recipes for old favorites, thank you!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Thanks to you both, Anonymous! :) So glad you like it. It's a joy to share something we love so much. I have some brown bananas to bake up as we speak! We appreciate you commenting.

Abbie Jansen said...

Hi, do you think I could use pear puree instead of applesauce? My little one reacts to apples with her reflux

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Hi Abbie, I think that could work. Or pumpkin puree? :) Let us know what happens!