Easy Dairy Free Banana Bread

The next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, try this easy dairy free banana bread recipe. It’s soft, moist, and ready in a flash.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about any pesky dairy. So it’s ideal for anyone with allergies or intolerances.

Dairy Free Banana Bread

The Best Dairy Free Banana Bread Recipe

Believe it or not, making banana bread without dairy is super easy.

In most cases, all you have to do is swap out the butter for oil, and you’re all set. It’ll be just as moist and just as tasty.

One key thing to remember is that this dairy free banana bread isn’t vegan. So it does include eggs.

And if you want to add any chocolate, you’ll need to look for something vegan there too.


Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Bananas - obviously
  • Sugar - use white and brown for the best taste and texture
  • Oil - as a dairy-free alternative to butter
  • Eggs - for richness and to help the bread rise
  • Vanilla Paste or Extract - for warmth
  • All-Purpose Flour - for structure
  • Baking Soda - the leavening agent so the bread it light and fluffy
  • Sea Salt - to enhance the flavors
  • Cinnamon - for a hint of spice
  • Sliced Banana - for the top. It’s optional but makes it look great

How to Make Dairy Free Banana Bread

This recipe is enough for one standard loaf (about 4x8 inches).

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C / 350°F, and prep the loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mash the bananas and mix them with the sugars and oil.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients and stir gently to combine.
  5. Bake the load for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out and cool on a wire rack.
Sliced Dairy Free Banana Bread with Caramel Sauce

Recipe Variations

Depending on why you need this dairy free banana bread recipe, some of these variations might not be suitable.

For example, you won’t want to add white chocolate since it has so much milk in the mix.

That said, there are a bunch of fun ways to make this your own:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Toffee bits
  • Swirl in some dairy-free caramel or peanut butter
  • Add chopped nuts
  • Dried fruits, like cranberries or currents
  • Add a crumble top

Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce Recipe

Caramel and bananas go hand in hand. And caramel sauce is my favorite thing to drizzle over banana bread.

So, try this recipe for dairy-free caramel sauce. I know you’ll love it!


This recipe makes about 1 cup.

  • 240 ml of full-fat coconut milk (1 cup)
  • 200 grams of coconut sugar or brown sugar (1 cup)
  • 60 ml of water (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

How to Make Dairy-Free Caramel

  1. Stir the coconut milk, coconut sugar, and water in a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mix to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir every few minutes to keep it from burning.
  4. Add the salt and vanilla when it’s thick, stir well, then strain into a clean glass jar.

The sauce will thicken further as it cools. So you may need to warm it a little before use.

It’ll keep well for about a week in the fridge.

Dairy free caramel sauce in a jar with fudge in the background

Frequently Asked Questions

What to serve with dairy free banana bread

Serve it with nut butter, Nutella, jam, butter, or honey. It’s also yummy toasted with fruit spreads.

Can I make muffins instead?

Yes! Just line a muffin tin with paper cups and cook them for about 25 minutes. You should get around 12 muffins from this recipe (depending on the size).

Can I freeze dairy-free banana bread?

Yes! Just make sure it’s cold, then double-wrap it in plastic wrap and foil. It should last for a good 3-4 months.

Easy Dairy Free Banana Bread

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
50 min
390 kcal
The next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, try this easy dairy free banana bread recipe. It’s soft, moist, and ready in a flash.


  • 4 ripe Bananas (about 470 grams)
  • 100 grams of White Sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 85 grams of Brown Sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 120 ml of Oil (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Paste or Extract
  • 180 grams of All-Purpose Flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
  • 1 sliced Banana, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C / 350°F, grease a loaf pan, and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Add the bananas to a large bowl, and mash them with a fork or potato masher.
  3. Whisk the sugars and oil into the bananas until it looks like a smooth paste.
  4. Add both eggs and the vanilla, then whisk to combine.
  5. Carefully pour the flour into the bowl, followed by the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  6. Stir gently with a spatula, folding the dry into the wet, just until you no longer see streaks of flour.
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  8. Optional: top the batter with slices of banana.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  11. Turn the loaf onto a wire rack and leave it to cool completely.
NOTE: This recipe is dairy-free, not vegan, as it contains eggs.

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