Vegan Banana Cake

Vegan Banana Cake, egg free, dairy free, sugar free, healthy, cake, nutritiousSeeing a drawer full of over-ripe frozen bananas in the freezer the other day I decided that it was high time that I put them to use. As we’re trying to have a “healthier” January I decided against any of my usual Banana Cakes and set about searching for something suitable. After a quick flick through The Classic 1000 Recipes (Foulsham 1992) I came across a banana cake that looked really healthy as it had no sugar, dairy or eggs in it. For extra flavour I decided to use spelt wholegrain flour and a little maple syrup as well as using walnuts which I think pair well with bananas! This is not a cake that will rise as there is no raising agent and therefore the texture is dense and similar to bread pudding with a crispy outer surface when first baked.

Packed full of nutrients I really think this cake ticks all the boxes. It was great to use up some of the walnuts and raisins left over from Christmas too! The only one in our family who didn’t approve and wouldn’t even try it was my daughter. She just won’t eat raisins but the rest of us enjoyed it and I had my parents over for a cuppa today and they really enjoyed it too.

Vegan Banana CakeI asked a few bloggers for their healthy cakes which were either eggless, sugarless or dairy free and here are their suggestions: Egg Free Dairy Free Carrot & Cinnamon Cakes from Blue Kitchen Bakes, Vegan Vanilla Cake from Tinned Tomatoes and Egg and Dairy Free Spiced Apple & Raisin Cupcakes from family-friends-food.

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A Vegan Banana Cake which is sugar free and packed full of healthy walnuts, wholegrain spelt flour, oats and raisins with a dash of maple syrup.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 10
  • 450g Very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 50g Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 120 mls Light olive oil
  • 100g Raisins
  • 75g Oats
  • 125g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190⁰C.
  2. Grease a 450g/1lb loaf tin.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.
  4. Tip the mixture into the loaf tin and level with a spatula.
  5. Bake on the middle shelf for 55 – 60 minutes until cake springs back to the touch.
  6. Leave cake in the tin for 10 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.

Vegan Banana Cake, egg free, dairy free, sugar free, healthy, cake, nutritious As this Vegan Banana Cake used up a heap of over-ripe bananas I’m entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Helen at Fuss Free Flavours. I’m also entering No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. Finally I’m entering Bookmarked Recipes over at Tinned Tomatoes.

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  1. Diana

    Love this healthy recipe & decided I have to make – tis in the oven now & smells delicious- will update when I’ve eaten, thanks so much for posting

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Diana, I hope you enjoy it:-)

  2. Heidi Roberts

    our family banana bread had no fat in it but does use eggs, funny how the recipes differ but are equally delicious!

    1. Camilla

      I love banana cakes, think this is the 3rd one on my blog:-)

  3. Lisa Williams

    I always stumble a bit making a banana cake so having a recipe to follow would be fab so thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Jayne Sullivan

    A super way to use up those overripe bananas in th cupboard.

    1. Camilla

      Too right:-)

  5. Gavin

    Bookmarked for future use, I’m always on the lookout for great vegan and or no added sugar recipes 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Gavin, pleased to help:-)

  6. becky baker

    Wow this looks amazing and yummy. More vegan recipe ideas please! <3

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’ll see what I can do!

  7. Catherine

    I make this a lot; it’s easy, delicious and popular! Thank you. Anyone worked out kcals per serving?

    1. Camilla

      Great:-) I have seen one of the sharing sites I’m on put the calories so either Yummmly or MyTaste or is it now Pinterest as I now have rich pins!

  8. Claire Barker

    This looks delicious, I love bananas so they don’t get a chance to over ripen, but my local greengrocers sell off any over ripe bananas they have really cheaply so I could make loads of cake!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire, great idea!

  9. Ursula Hunt

    You have some great vegan recipes

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ursula:-)

  10. Heather Haigh

    This sounds great. Although not vegan, I am dairy free, so this will be a lovely recipe for me to try, thank you.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather – enjoy:-)

  11. NatalieWhite91

    I alwaaaaaaays buy too many bananas so this recipe looks right up my street!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Natalie:-)

  12. tiggerific1973

    Another fantastic recipe I must make very soon!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  13. khashoggi

    Thanks for this sweet vegan recipe! I think I’ll give it a whirl, as I’ve been hoarding bananas too.

    1. Camilla

      Great – enjoy:-)

  14. Ursula Hunt

    I love banana cake and the walnuts will add a nice crunch

    1. Camilla

      They really do Ursula:-)

  15. Lynn Fancy

    This sounds awesome I love to find recipes that are dairy free, sounds incredibly good!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks it was good:-)

  16. Elizabeth

    Mmm yum! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge! 🙂

  17. Julie Carwardine

    Had to share this! Sounds so scrummy! I used to be a veggie (20 years) and still like veggie food so I mix it up a lot. It was quite difficult back in the day, to find veggie desserts that were actually lovely. I am a huge fan of banana anything (just scoffed some banana pancakes before I read this), so must give this a try! xxxx

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Julie, I have always loved vegetarian food too and my Cranks cook books are amongst my most treasured:-)

  18. Sus @ roughmeasures.com

    Oh Camilla this looks mouth wateringly tasty! I love a dense banana cake!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much:-)


    This looks yummy…x

  20. Barbara Handley

    I am really looking forward to trying this recipe out. Looks and sounds delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Barbara;-)

  21. Emily

    This looks really good, Camilla. I’m staring at the bananas I’m my fruit bowl, willing them to ripen! 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily! Mine turn so quickly even with the cling film on the tips trick so they quite often end up in the freezer for a rainy day:-)

  22. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    mmm, it looks really good, the fact that it has the texture of bread pudding makes me really want to try it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lucy – now I want to make bread pudding which I’ve never made LOL:-)

  23. Jayne T

    Fantastic recipe, I’ll be trying this one out, thanks for sharing.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  24. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    This recipe sounds like a truly great way to use up bananas and I have been thinning of trying out vegan baking just to see what i make of it. This will be first on my list of bakes, a very inspiring recipe thanks!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura I love exploring different areas of baking and cuisine too – nice to get out of your comfort zone once in a while:-)

  25. Lilinha Espindula

    Yummy, I bet it tasted so lovely, considering the amount of bananas used in the recipe. I love bananas and banana cake! 🙂 x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you – yes it was lovely:-)

  26. Jen @ Blue Kitchen Bakes

    Oh yum this looks so good and healthy too, thanks for linking to my cake. I love banana bread though haven’t made it for a while.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen:-)

  27. Deena kakaya

    Such a lovely colour and great idea, I feel criminal for not using over ripe bananas and often blame the lack of time but hadnt thought of freezing them. Thanks Camilla x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Deena and glad to give you a good idea:-)

  28. Choclette

    I quite like a dense cake and this one looks delicious. I haven’t made a sugarless cake in a while and it’s probably about time I did.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette – yes it makes cake eating seem guilt free:-)

  29. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    If only I lived near you Camilla . You tease me on twitter and now on your blog with such bites….

    1. Camilla

      Likewise Binut with your luscious creations:-)

  30. Polly

    yum! I love banana cake so much!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  31. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    Despite never having been a fan of fresh bananas, I have always had a soft spot for banana bakes… and this cake looks fabulous – moist and dense! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Bananas are soo good for your Jeanne – but at least you eat them in cake:-)

  32. Katie Bryson

    I love a good banana bread and this looks super lovely Camilla. Very refreshing to see an egg and sugar free recipe too – very curious and will certainly give it a go as we’re big fans of banana bread here!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Katie, it’s nice to have a cake you don’t feel guilty eating as it so full of nutritients:-)

  33. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I can’t believe this cake has no eggs or sugar! It looks wonderful! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, crazy but true:-)

  34. Kavey

    Beautiful. My mum used to make eggless cakes a lot when my grandparents were visiting us (for months on end) from India, as Indian vegetarians don’t eat eggs. They work pretty well, different texture to an egged cake, but still good.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kavey – I bet your mum’s cakes were really good:-)

  35. Sarah James

    Your banana cake looks delicious, need to wait for some ripe bananas now 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sarah, the ones I used were really over-ripe but great for this cake;-)

  36. Maya Russell

    I always have overripe bananas – you don’t have to throw them away! Fabulous recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Maya – yes the freezer is your best friend when it comes to over ripe bananas:-)

  37. kellie@foodtoglow

    what a great use for frozen bananas. Like you I also keep a stash (for smoothies) but never thought to pop them in cake. Great idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie. The almost black ones I keep in the freezer you wouldn’t want to put in a smoothie so cake is the best way to use them up:-)

  38. Glamorous Glutton

    This banana bread looks really good and a great way to,use up overripe bananas. I like the bread pudding texture too, I bet it’s really satisfying. GG

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, my son has just grabbed another slice:-)

  39. sharon ashdown

    Oh yum! This looks amazing and a great way to use up left over bananas!

    1. Camilla

      Thank – yes a great way to use up those ailing bananas:-)

  40. Janice

    I have some frozen black bananas and that does look very good, might give it a go.

    1. Camilla

      Great Janice, I just defrosted mine in micrwave a little in order to get the skins off – was quite chuffed as I used up the 5 that I had;-)

  41. Ursula Hunt

    Grea tto have a vegan recipe, my friends a vegan and this will make a super treat for her

    1. Camilla

      That’s great Ursula – glad to help feed your friend:-)

  42. Elizabeth

    Mmmm a great way to use up some over ripe bananas! Thank you for sharing with the #nowastefoodchallenge 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth:-)

  43. Paul Wilson

    Use up leftovers AND make a healthy snack – nice one.

    1. Camilla

      Yes a win/win:-)

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