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7 Scrumptious Vegan Banana Dessert Recipes


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Delight your sweet tooth with these 7 vegan banana recipes! Each one is dairy-free, making them perfect for lactose-intolerant people and vegans.

  1. Vegan Banana Bread: Combine ripe bananas, almond milk, apple cider vinegar and other goodies for a moist and flavorful bread.
  2. Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies: Use rolled oats, bananas, almond butter and maple syrup for a quick and healthy snack.
  3. Vegan Banana Pancakes: Whisk together ripe bananas, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and flour for fluffy pancakes.
  4. Vegan Banana Ice Cream: Mix together ripe bananas, milk and your fave toppings for a refreshing treat.
  5. Vegan Banana Pudding: Mash up bananas, chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla extract for a creamy dessert.
  6. Vegan Banana Cupcakes: Whip up these cupcakes with bananas, coconut milk, vegan butter and other ingredients.
  7. Vegan Banana Smoothie: Blend ripe bananas, milk, fruits and ice for a yummy smoothie.

For extra nutrition, add nuts, seeds or dark chocolate to your vegan banana recipes!

Delicious DairyFree 7 Vegan Banana Recipe Ideas for Desserts

Classic Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan dessert craving? Banana bread is the answer! This classic vegan recipe packs a punch with moistness and flavor – yet dairy-free. Even novice bakers can make it with ease. Let’s get cookin’!

Refined Sugar-Free Banana Bread

This article presents a healthier take on a classic dessert: Refined Sugar-Free Banana Bread. Here’s the recipe using natural sweeteners instead of refined sugar:


  • 4 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup and applesauce.
  3. Stir in baking soda, vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Gradually add flour until blended.
  5. Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

This recipe is perfect for those wanting a yummy treat without refined sugars. Try this Refined Sugar-Free Banana Bread today!

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread is ideal for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. This recipe is simple, with easy-to-find ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Ripe Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

To make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix together the gluten-free flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Mash the bananas in a separate bowl with a fork until smooth.
  4. Stir in the melted coconut oil, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  7. Let the bread cool before slicing and enjoy!

Pro Tip: Drizzle honey and add slices of fresh banana for an extra sweet treat!

Banana Oat Bran Muffins

Crazy-good banana oat bran muffins make a tasty breakfast or snack. Super easy to make with pantry staples! Here’s the recipe:


  • -1 and 1/4 cups oat bran
  • -1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • -1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • -1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • -1/4 teaspoon salt
  • -3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • -1/4 cup maple syrup
  • -1/4 cup applesauce
  • -1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • -1/4 cup almond milk
  • -1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Mix oat bran, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk mashed bananas, maple syrup, applesauce, vanilla extract, and almond milk.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in walnuts, if using.
  5. Divide batter among muffin cups.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Insert a toothpick – it should come out clean.

These muffins are a delicious vegan banana bread alternative. Other vegan banana desserts include cookies, crème brûlée, and cream pie. For added sweetness, mix 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips into the batter.

Banana Treats for the Whole Family

Bananas are super versatile! Use them for making yummy recipes. From delightful banana bread to yummy banana ice cream – there are so many dairy-free vegan desserts to enjoy. Here’s seven of the best vegan banana desserts. Guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth!

  • Banana Bread – This classic baked treat is even better when made vegan. Try adding nuts or chocolate chips for extra flavor.
  • Banana Nice Cream – Blend frozen bananas with your favorite plant-based milk for a healthy and delicious ice cream alternative.
  • Banana Pancakes – Mash a ripe banana and mix it into your pancake batter for a sweet and fluffy breakfast option.
  • Banana Pudding – Layer sliced bananas with vegan vanilla pudding and crushed cookies for a delicious dessert parfait.
  • Banana Oat Bars – Mix mashed banana, rolled oats, and your favorite toppings for an easy and healthy snack on-the-go.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites – Slice bananas and dip them in melted vegan chocolate for a decadent and easy-to-make dessert.
  • Banana Cream Pie – Use a vegan pie crust and fill it with a creamy banana filling for a classic dessert with a vegan twist.

Vegan Banana Cream Pie

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this luscious Vegan Banana Cream Pie recipe, perfect for those on a dairy-free diet. Here’s how to make it:


  • -1 pre-made graham cracker crust
  • -3 large bananas
  • -1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • -1/4 cup cornstarch
  • -1/2 cup sugar
  • -1/4 tsp salt
  • -1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Place crust in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove crust and let cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
  5. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut milk and cornstarch mixture. Whisk until combined.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and stir constantly until thickened.
  7. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  8. Slice bananas and arrange them on cooled crust.
  9. Pour coconut milk mixture over bananas, covering them completely.
  10. Refrigerate pie for 2+ hours before serving.

This Vegan Banana Cream Pie is great for special occasions, potlucks, or any time you want a delicious and vegan-friendly dessert! Pro Tip: Top with coconut whipped cream or shredded coconut for extra flavor.

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites – a yummy and easy snack that the whole family will love.

Let’s make some:

  1. Peel and cut bananas into small pieces.
  2. Add a toothpick or skewer to each piece.
  3. Pop them in the freezer for about an hour.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl or on the stove.
  5. With the toothpick or skewer, dip the frozen banana pieces in the melted chocolate.
  6. Make sure the pieces are coated all over.
  7. Put the chocolate-covered bananas on a lined baking sheet or plate.
  8. Freeze them for an extra 30 minutes until the chocolate is hard.
  9. Want extra flavor and texture? Add toppings like chopped nuts or coconut flakes.

This recipe is not only yummy but also vegan and dairy-free – perfect for everyone!

Pro tip: Roll the chocolate-covered banana pieces in crushed graham crackers or cereal before freezing for added crunch.

Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Want a tasty, healthy dairy-free dessert? Make Vegan Banana Ice Cream with just a few ingredients! Peel & slice ripe bananas. Freeze them in a ziplock bag for at least two hours. Put frozen bananas in a blender/food processor. Blend with plant-based milk or non-dairy yogurt. Move to a container & freeze again. Serve & enjoy! Pro tip: sprinkle on chocolate chips, nuts, or other toppings for extra flavor & texture.

Creative Ways to Incorporate Bananas

Bananas: the perfect dessert ingredient! Get creative with them. Vegans and non-vegans alike can enjoy these yummy vegan banana recipes. Try banana French Toast or banana Ice Cream. They’re tasty and guilt-free! Go ahead, satisfy your sweet tooth.

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan banana chocolate chip cookies are a yummy and effortless treat that doesn’t need any animal products. To make them, you’ll need ripe bananas, flour, vegan butter, sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, and vegan chocolate chips. Here’s how:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, mash two ripe bananas until creamy.
  3. Mix in 1/2 cup vegan butter and 1/2 cup sugar.
  4. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  5. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of flour till a dough forms.
  6. Fold in 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips.
  7. Place spoonfuls of dough on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Take them out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Pro Tip: Sprinkle banana chips on top before baking for extra flavor.

Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a classic Southern dessert. It’s made of creamy vanilla pudding, ripe bananas, and crunchy vanilla wafers. Here’s a recipe to make it:


  • – 1 package of vanilla instant pudding mix
  • – 2 cups of cold milk (or coconut milk)
  • – 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • – 1 container of whipped topping (or vegan cream)
  • – 1 box of vanilla wafers
  • – 4 ripe bananas, sliced


  1. Whisk the pudding mix and cold milk for 2 minutes in a bowl.
  2. In a different bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping.
  3. Combine the sweetened condensed milk mix and the pudding mix.
  4. Layer the vanilla wafers, bananas, and pudding in a large glass bowl.
  5. Repeat the layering until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of pudding.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 2+ hours before serving.

Pro Tip – For more flavor, add crushed pineapple, coconut, or chopped pecans to the layers.

Banana Pancakes

Bananas can be a yummy addition to your breakfast with banana pancakes! Here’s a recipe to try:


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 2.5 tbsp water)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Coconut oil for cooking


  1. Mix the banana until no lumps remain.
  2. Whisk in the flax egg, milk, vanilla, and syrup.
  3. Mix in the oat flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Heat a pan on medium, add oil.
  5. Scoop 1/4 cup batter onto the pan.
  6. Cook until bubbles form and edges are set.
  7. Flip and cook the other side.
  8. Serve warm with your favourite toppings like fruit, nuts, or more syrup.

Pro tip: For gluten-free, use almond or coconut flour instead of oat flour.

Healthier Banana Dessert Alternatives

Vegan dessert seekers, this one’s for you! Start by experimenting with dairy-free recipes. Bananas are the perfect ingredient for a vegan sweet treat. They are both sweet and creamy, offering a refreshing finish to any meal.

Here are seven tasty vegan banana recipes for dessert!

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl

Make a delicious and healthy dessert with a chocolate banana smoothie bowl! It’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and giving your body vital nutrients. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Blend two ripe bananas, 1/4 cup almond milk, one tablespoon honey/maple syrup, and one tablespoon cocoa powder.
  2. Pour the mix into a bowl.
  3. Top with sliced fresh fruit, coconut flakes, granola, or nuts.
  4. Treat yourself to this yummy and nutritious smoothie bowl without guilt!

Pro tip: For even more health benefits, add a scoop of protein powder or spoonful of chia seeds to increase the protein and fiber.

Banana and Date Bars

Banana and Date Bars are a scrumptious, easy-to-make healthier dessert option. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, they are perfect for those with dietary restrictions or who want a guilt-free snack. Here’s how to make them:


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Blend the bananas and dates in a food processor until smooth.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, almond flour, shredded coconut and salt.
  4. Add the banana and date mixture, almond butter and maple syrup. Mix until combined.
  5. Pour into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool and slice into bars.

Pro tip: These bars can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or in the freezer for a month.

Grilled Banana with Vegan Hazelnut Spread

Grilled Banana with Vegan Hazelnut Spread is a nutritious and yummy treat that is both dairy-free and vegan. Make it like this! Heat up your grill to medium. Cut a ripe banana down the middle, then cook each side for 2-3 minutes until marks show. Put a spoon of vegan hazelnut spread on each half of the banana. Serve and savor the warm, creamy flavors.

Pro tip: Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor. For more texture and nutrition, add some berries, granola, or coconut flakes. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are bananas the only ingredient needed for these desserts?

No, bananas are the main ingredient, but other dairy-free ingredients are also used to create delicious vegan desserts.

2. Can I use any type of banana for these desserts?

Yes, you can use any type of banana for these vegan desserts, as long as they are ripe enough to mash easily.

3. Do these desserts require any baking?

No, these vegan banana desserts do not require any baking, making them quick and easy to prepare.

4. Can I substitute any ingredients in these recipes?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients to your preference or dietary requirements. For example, you can use gluten-free flour or replace maple syrup with agave nectar.

5. How long do these desserts last in the fridge?

These vegan banana desserts can last up to three days in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap or airtight container.

6. Are these desserts suitable for people with allergies?

These vegan banana desserts do not contain dairy or eggs, making them suitable for people with lactose intolerance or egg allergies. However, it is always important to read the ingredient labels to confirm.

Isabella Johnson
Isabella Johnson

Hello! I'm Izzy, a passionate pastry chef, food photographer, and lover of all things sweet. When I'm not painting or salsa dancing, you can catch me whipping up decadent desserts or capturing mouthwatering pastries on camera. Let's indulge our sweet tooth together and explore the delightful world of baked treats!