Vegan Coconut-Banana bread (one-bowl, no added sugar)

I have a confession to make. I’m not too crazy about banana bread. No please don’t leave just yet! :-)
You must be thinking, I came here for the banana bread and she doesn’t even like it?! Well, the fact that it’s not on top of my favorites’ list doesn’t mean that I don’t get to bake a good banana bread as often as I can. See, it’s one of my husband’s favorite cakes instead – ah, the things we do for love ;D

But this is not a simple Vegan banana bread – I’m sure you have pinned and saved many of such recipes already. This is the perfect combination of coconut AND banana, for an exotic balance of flavors that comes to life in only one bowl. Now that’s almost perfection, even I like it!
Plus there’s chocolate chips, and dark chocolate chips make everything better, don’t they?

↠ Read: Why Vegan?

Coconut-Banana bread (one-bowl, Vegan) ingredients
Coconut-Banana bread (one-bowl, Vegan) ingredients

So what makes this banana bread a coconut-banana bread, you ask? I wanted to try and substitute a part of the flour with coconut flour, and use coconut oil and/or coconut milk if the need of a liquid may come. That’s how a subtle but irresistible combination of flavors came to life. I should also mention that using very ripe bananas and apple sauce, this coconut-banana bread doesn’t need any added sugar: it’s sweet enough as it is.

Coconut-Banana bread (one-bowl, Vegan)

But I guess you came here to find out how to make a mouth-watering Coconut-banana bread, so let’s jump right into it :-)

Coconut-Banana bread (one-bowl, Vegan)

This one-bowl moist banana bread is infused with a slight coconut flavor. The two mix so well! Serve it as is for breakfast, or with a chocolate/peanut sauce to turn it into a scrumptious dessert :-)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Cake & dessert
Servings 1 bread


Dry ingredients

  • 200 gr flour I used Semi-Whole Wheat flour but white works too
  • 60 gr coconut flour
  • 9 gr baking powder
  • 150 gr dark chocolate or Vegan chocolate chips

Flax eggs (egg replacement)

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed I grind my flax seed just before using
  • 6 tbsp water

Wet ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 60 gr apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk optional, if you feel you need to add liquid


  • Prepare your flax eggs by grinding the flax seeds or use flax meal. Add the water to a big bowl and let rest for 5/10 minutes.
  • In the meantime turn on your oven at 180°C. Grease with a little coconut oil a loaf pan. Cut up your dark chocolate into little pieces if you're using a bar and not chips.
  • When the flax and water mixture has become gelatinous, it's time to add the bananas to the big bowl and mash them very well with a fork. Add the other wet ingredients: apple sauce and slightly warm coconut oil. Reserve the coconut milk only if you feel you need it once the dry ingredients have been added.
  • Gently add one third of the flour, mix well, then keep on adding the rest. Do the same with the coconut flour. Add the baking soda.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and mix only until well combined, do not overmix!
  • Now pour the mixture into the oiled pan. Bake until you see the bread becoming golden. Around the 40th minute start inserting a wooden toothpick and remove once it comes out dry. I tend to undercook and then let the bread/cake rest in the oven once it's turned off.
  • Allow to cool down before serving. Then slice up and serve as is, or with a chocolate sauce, peanut butter or plant-based vanilla ice-cream. The possibilities are endless!

Do you like banana bread? Do you have a favorite combination? I’d love to know! Leave a comment below so we can talk about it some more together

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  1. Reply

    Aawww, banana bread! It is SO good 🍞❤️

    1. Reply

      I have to make it again soon, but the bananas always disappear so fast in this household :D

  2. Reply

    Hi Francesca,

    Oh MY! This looks sooo yummy. Beautiful photos too!

    I’m celiac, but I may give your recipe a try with a gluten-free flour or two mixed in.

    Thanks for the hunger pains,


    1. Reply

      Hello beautiful! Thank you for your comment! :D
      Please do let me know how it goes if you try it with a gluten-free flour, I’d like to incorporate more GF recipes on SevenRoses as to include every one ♥

  3. Reply

    This looks so delicious (I am very much a fan of banana bread). I pinned the recipe to try later.

    1. Reply

      Hi Kristin, I’m glad you like the recipe. Let me know how you like it if you decide to make it :)

  4. Reply

    I love banana bread but i’ve never had coconut banana bread! This looks so yummy. I love coconut so I know this would quickly become a favorite of mine.

    1. Reply

      Hello beautiful, thank you for stopping by. Let me know how it goes if you try this recipe out

  5. Reply

    I hate bananas but I love banana bread AND coconut so this is perfect. Definitely pinning for later!

    1. Reply

      :D I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe if you try it!

  6. Reply

    This sounds amazing! I haven’t had banana bread in ages. Glad to see this is vegan! I would just have to swap the flour for a gluten free blend. Hopefully that would work, gluten free recipes can be quite dense.

    1. Reply

      Hello dear Willow, let me know how it goes if you try with a GF flour. I don’t have much experience with this – not yet!

  7. Reply

    I don’t necessarily think of banana & coconut going together for some reason but I am absolutely coconut obsessed right now & would put it with anything & everything at this point!

    1. Reply

      You know Hal, I’m coconut obsessed, too! And to think that for so many years I didn’t like it… what was I thinking?!

  8. Reply

    This looks fantastic! I love that it’s healthy too!

    1. Reply

      Hi Allison :-) indeed, this can be considered healthier than other banana bread recipes even if there’s some coconut oil – let me know how you like it if you make it.

  9. Reply

    I love banana bread so much! I pinned the recipe for later; I can’t wait to try it :)

    1. Reply

      Hey there Audrey, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you’ll enjoy this banana bread :-)

  10. Reply

    OMG! This looks and sounds absolutely mouth watering! I saved this to my pinterest board for a near future recipe to try! Thanks!


    1. Reply

      Hi Lisa, I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe when you try it out.

  11. Reply

    Always looking for new vegan recipes! Last week, my daughter loved bananas; this week notsomuch. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend with those bananas!

    1. Reply

      Hello Mish, you really made me LOL with ” Last week, my daughter loved bananas; this week notsomuch” :D banana bread surely is a good way to use up some bananas, I hope you’ll like this.

  12. Reply

    I love banana bread, which means I have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Reply

    At my house, we typically go through three bunches of bananas a week so I may have to fight off the monkey and give this recipe a shot. It really looks amazing thanks for the share!


    1. Reply

      Dear David, thank you for stopping by. Believe it or not, I rarely get the chance to make banana bread because bananas magically disappear from the fruit bowl at my place, too. :-)

  14. Reply

    This bread sounds so good, and so easy to make! How delicious!

    1. Reply

      Hi Leah, thank you for your comment. Enjoy!

  15. Reply

    Oh my goodness, I am OBSESSED with banana bread! I’m participating in Junk Free June, so maybe I’ll have to make this version of it so I don’t go completely loopy ;)

    1. Reply

      Hi Kendel, what is “Junk Free June”? It sounds really interesting :-)

  16. Reply

    Ive added this page to my bookmarks, I need to make these! They are so healthy compared to the recipe I use, and Ive never thought of adding coconut!

    1. Reply

      Hi Tina, thank you for stopping by :-) Let me know how you like the coconut in it if you make the recipe

  17. Reply

    mmmmm this looks so yummy. I may need to book mark this for later…it’s quite hot for baking here right now but I’d love this on a cool fall morning!

    1. Reply

      Hello Kanani, thank you for your comment! You’re right, a heat wave just arrived here too, and all I can think of is cold-brewed peach & mint ice tea :-) DO reserve this recipe for cooler days ;-)

  18. Reply

    Just reading this post made me crave for banana bread rn. Pinning this to try out later. :D


    1. Reply

      Hello Manavi, thank you for stopping by :-) I hope you’ll enjoy this banana bred if you try it!

  19. Reply

    Looks so delicious! That’s my favorite! Thanks for the recipe and I’m sharing!


  20. Reply

    Banana Bread..yummm. I have never used coconut flour in my baking. But would like to try.

  21. Reply

    This looks Ah-Mazing!!! Totally making this today!!

  22. Reply

    I love trying out new banana bread recipes! Pinning this to try later!

  23. Reply

    This combination does sound great! The only thing I am hesitant about is coconut. I am very particular with coconut and what it is combined with. Another great combination would be adding a nut of some sort. Thank you for sharing this!

  24. Reply

    I love the addition of coconut in the banana bread. SOunds yummy!

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