Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

There are a few recipes that everyone seems to love. Chocolate chip cookies, vanilla ice cream, banana bread. Though eating vegan often means you have to give up your favorite former versions of these sweet snacks, there’s no reason to shed a single tear! Because this vegan Banana Bread isn’t just divine…it’s divoooon!

A sweet, banana batter is stirred together with strawberries, baked until golden and moist, then topped with a chocolate icing so outta this world, you’ll wish you could swim in it.

The best part? It’s. ALL. VEGAN.


Ready? Let’s get you a loaf or two in your kitchen, stat!

Vegan banas

Grab some overly ripe bananas. They shouldn’t be pretty. You want the ones everyone else would throw away. The ones so blackened and soft, you can nearly squeeze ’em toothpaste-style outta their skins. Rowr.


You’ll need a big bowl of strawberries, too. Fresh, plump, pretty strawberries.

fresh strawberries in bowl

We’re off to a good start, eh?

chopped strawberries cutting board

Start by slicing your strawberries. Once they’re sliced, use a sharp chef’s knife to kind of coarsely chop them. Set ’em aside for later, gator.

Mixer blending dough

Whip up the batter. It’s easy. It’s vegan. It has loads of vanilla. You’re welcome.

dough with chopped strawberries

Fold in those fresh strawberries. Feel free to sneak a nibble of the batter. No eggs here, so you can batter lick as long as you please.

banana bread dough pan

Now, transfer the batter into four small loaf pans. You’re going to ask if you can pour it into two standard-sized loaf pans, aren’t you?

You can. But, with the recipe being egg-free and all, I’ve found that the smaller loaf pans work best. Not to mention the slices come out the exact-right size for snacking, with the slightly smaller serving size helping you keep from overindulging. See? It’s easy to be a good little vegan!

cooked vegan banana bread

Bake. Cool. Admire the work of your hands.

chocalte in bowl

But don’t get too excited! Because we ain’t done yet.

A little unsweetened chocolate, coconut oil, and powdered sugar is about to become the world’s most incredible icing.

I’m not overadjectivizing here. This is The World’s Most Incredible icing. It deserves it’s own Wikipedia page.

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Once the icing is prepped via microwave, it’s ready for slathering.

Vegan Chocolate covered Banana Bread

And slathering…and slathering…and spoonfulling straight onto your tongue.

Vegan Chocolate drizzled Banana Bread

Let your loaves sit and set. It’ll take about a half hour.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread Cut

Then, slice, dice, and do it thrice. You’ve got Vegan Banana Bread, and I guarantee, it’s the finest loaf of banana bread you’ve ever eaten.

Enjoy, you wonderful vegan rockstar, you.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread on plate    

Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Banana Bread
Serves 8
Decadent and divine! This easy banana bread starts like any basic quickbread batter, but gets the added benefit of fresh strawberries stirred in just before baking. A rich, vegan chocolate icing finishes off the loaf, making for a vegan treat so good, you’ll wonder why anyone thinks vegan eating means “going without”!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Strawberry Banana Bread Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cups white granulated sugar (I prefer unrefined cane sugar)
  3. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  4. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/2 cup plain soy milk or almond milk
  8. 1 t. apple cider vinegar
  9. 2 cups mashed banana, from about 4 large very ripe bananas
  10. 1/4 cup avocado oil
  11. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  12. 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
Chocolate Icing Ingredients
  1. 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  2. 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  3. 4 tablespoons almond milk
  4. 3 cups powdered sugar
Prepare the Bread
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large stand mixer, stir together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a small bowl, combine soy milk and vinegar, whisking it together until it curdles.
  4. Add curdled milk, vinegar, bananas, oil, and vanilla extract to the stand mixer.
  5. Beat until a soft batter forms.
  6. Fold strawberries into batter.
  7. Spoon batter into four small loaf pans, which have been sprayed with nonstick baking spray.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 23-30 minutes, or until the center of each loaf springs back when touched lightly.
  9. Remove loaf pans from oven, cool slightly, then invert pans and remove loaves.
  10. Allow loaves to cool completely before icing.
Prepare the Icing
  1. Place unsweetened chocolate, coconut oil, and almond milk in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until melted, then immediately whisk in powdered sugar.
  2. Spread icing on top of cooled loaves.
  3. Allow icing to firm up and set before slicing loaves with a very sharp knife and serving.
  1. The best part? It’s. ALL. VEGAN.
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