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Vegan Blueberry Banana Oat Bread

Vegan Blueberry Banana Oat Bread is made with heart-healthy, wholesome ingredients and bakes up moist. It’s my new favorite quick bread for breakfast, a snack, or any time of day when the craving occurs!

top down view of freshly baked vegan blueberry banana oat bread in loaf pan

I love making quick bread with bananas and you’ll find plenty of them in the recipe collection, like this Classic Vegan Banana BreadCarrot Banana Bread, or this gluten-free Buckwheat Banana Bread (Gluten Free). For variation, these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and Chocolate Chip + Banana + Oatmeal Bites (4 Ingredients).

Why We Love This Recipe!

I had a tub of blueberries on hand and thought, why not make a Blueberry Banana Bread? So I did, and let me tell you – it’s fabulous!

Are blueberries good in banana bread? Well, yes, they are, and I can’t think of a better way to use up summer blueberries!

We love that this fruit-filled quick bread is:

  • Low-fat
  • Easy to make
  • Non-dairy & Eggless
  • Not overly sweet
  • Healthy
  • Moist and delicious

So without further ado, let’s bake!

side by side photos of the ingredients prepped and ready to make blueberry banana oat bread.

How To Make Vegan Blueberry Banana Oat Bread

Gather your ingredients…

  • Old-fashioned oats – You can also use quick oats.
  • Light spelt flour – You can use all-purpose, whole wheat, or oat.
  • Sugar – turbinado, coconut, or pure cane.
  • Baking powder + Baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • Bananas – overripe preferred.
  • Unsweetened almond milk – Use your favorite non-dairy milk.
  • Oil – Grapeseed, light-flavored olive oil, or applesauce
  • Blueberries – Fresh or frozen.

Mash your bananas by hand using the back of a slotted spoon or fork (shown above).

side by side photos of the process of making blueberry banana quick bread.

Mix together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to that the mashed bananas, oil, and non-dairy milk, and mix to combine, just until the flour is incorporated, don’t overmix. Gently fold in the blueberries (above left).

Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 5 loaf pan. Optionally, add a few blueberries strategically to the top and sprinkle a small handful of oats over the top. I added quick oats, but old-fashioned oats would look nice, too (above right).

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 50 – 55 minutes, rotating once halfway through. The top will turn golden, and a toothpick stuck in the center will come out clean.

vegan blueberry banana oat bread in a loaf pan just baked

Once done, let cool for 15 minutes in the pan. You should be able to tilt the pan, and the loaf will come out clean. Place it on a wire rack to cool completely.

Slice and enjoy this moist and delicious vegan blueberry banana oat bread. Share with one and all!

top down view of vegan blueberry banana oat bread cut into slices

More Vegan Baked Goods!

Quick bread is easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer to keep longer. You can never have too many variations. Give these other quick breads a try, you just may find a new favorite!

top down view of vegan blueberry banana oat bread sliced

If you try this vegan blueberry banana oat bread recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I’d love to hear what you think or make any changes.

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VEGAN BLUEBERRY BANANA OAT BREAD

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This vegan blueberry banana bread is moist, super easy to make and not overly sweet. Plus, it’s made with heart healthy, wholesome ingredients!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 810 slices 1x
  • Category: Quick Bread
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats (or quick oats – see notes)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour – spelt, all-purpose, whole wheat (*see notes)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (turbinado, coconut or pure cane)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 23 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 to 1 1/4 cups (220-276g))
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed or light-flavored olive oil or applesauce
  • 1 cup (100g) fresh blueberries (frozen is ok too)

optional add-ins:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan lightly with oil.

Combine: In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, optional cinnamon and pinch of salt, stir to combine.

Mash the bananas by hand in a small bowl, using the back of a fork or slotted spoon.

Mix: To the dry ingredients, add the mashed bananas, oil, plant milk and optional vanilla, mix to combine, just until the flour is incorporated. Best practice for mixing quick bread batter: Don’t overmix, as overmixing the ingredients will cause the gluten proteins to create an elastic batter that will not rise well.

Gently fold in the blueberries.

Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 5 loaf pan. Optionally, add a few blueberries strategically to the top and sprinkle a small handful of oats over top. I added quick oats, but old fashioned oat would look nice too. You can also chop old fashioned oats into smaller pieces.

Bake: Place loaf pan in oven and bake for 50 – 55 minutes, rotating the pan once halfway through. Top will turn golden and toothpick placed in the center will come out clean.

Once done, let cool for 15 minutes in the pan. You should be able to tilt the pan and the loaf will come out clean, place on rack to cool completely.

Store covered on the counter for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months – place completely cooled loaves in freezer containers or bags. Thaw the wrapped loaves overnight in the refrigerator.

Notes

*If using other flours with gram weights, please refer to this guide from King Arthur: Ingredient Weight Chart

Quick-oats: You can use quick oats. I would reduce the amount to 1 cup, adding another 1/4 cup if the batter doesn’t seem too dry (or sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup over top before baking).

I found this bread to be great as is, without any of the optional add-ins, but I’ve added them as an option to keep it varied and versatile.

If by chance your batter is on the dry side, this can happen when using all-purpose or whole wheat flour, you will most likely need to add a little extra non-dairy milk, about 3 – 4 tablespoons will do.

If you don’t have baking soda on hand, you will be fine without it. You just may not get as golden of a top as the baking soda would add.

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108 Comments

  1. Delicious. Added some chunks of 100% chocolate to the batter (my vegan friend assured me this was ok haha) and it was a huge success. Vegans and non-vegans alike :)






  2. Hello! I love this recipe and would love to try many others from this website. I have a meal planner app on my phone and if there is a “Add Recipe to Meal Planner” button, I can add it to my app. This would make things so much easier for those who use such apps. I think you can use a certain type of recipe card plugin that has this button? Thanks!






  3. Hi! If using frozen blueberries, should you let them thaw all the way and make sure they’re dry before? Or can you add them in still frozen. Thanks!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Great question, Kaley! You can use frozen berries, without needing to thaw them beforehand. Enjoy!

  4. Mary E Knapp says:

    I have made this recipe countless times now & we all love it. So moist, tasty & satisfying. I have also sent a link to your recipe to friends in my vegan study (as requested by them) as it is SO GOOD! Thank you for this!






  5. Just made this it’s baking in the oven now. I omitted the oil & subbed in the unsweetened applesauce. How does that change the calorie content & the fat content on the nutritional label?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Great question, Mary! Using applesauce in place of oil will reduce the cal and fat to 193 calories and .4g of fat per serving. I hope that helps. Enjoy!

  6. Hi Julie, for the replacement of oil and the applesauce, can I use the same amount of banana paste and thank you from Hong Kong ?






    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Great question, Janice! I have not used banana paste before so I can’t say for sure, but you should be fine subbing the oil or applesauce with banana paste. Do let us know for sure how it goes as it’s helpful to others as well. You are welcome and enjoy!! 🤗

  7. I just love making a dish that is super easy, super nutritious and super delicious and I feel so like I am cheating and having a delectable treat. This recipe is all of those, so very good. My 85 year old husband said he thought I was making another tree bark recipe when I described it but he thought it was delicious, he wants it kept in the freezer in slices so he can have a satisfying snack. Thank you so much.






  8. Niwashikun says:

    Hi, the metric measurements in parentheses don’t match the metric measurements when one chooses the metric button at the top of the recipe. Which ones are correct?

    Thanks!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      I just tried to fix it and for some reason it removed the ability to toggle. For now, I’ve updated the grams in the recipe card for you to use. I’ve also added a note when using different types of flours with grams, since flour weights vary. You’ll find a link in the notes to King Arthur Ingredient Weight Chart. I hope that helps, and I’ll be looking into fixing the US/Metic toggle. Enjoy!

  9. Are quick oats (instead of old fashioned rolled ones) okay?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Yes, you can use quick oats in place of regular old-fashioned. Enjoy!

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