Easy Vegan Carrot Banana Bread Recipe That Really Tastes Like a Cake



Carrot cake and banana bread are two of the UK’s most popular pastries, so a recipe that combines the two is sure to turn heads.

@cakeontherun from Instagram shared his amazingly easy recipe for healthy baking like banana bread, but actually tastes like a cake.

Plus, it’s egg and dairy free, making it perfectly suitable for vegans.

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The key to making this baking wonderfully chewy and less high in refined sugar than other cakes is to use very ripe bananas – those that are speckled and darken in the fruit bowl are ideal.

This recipe is a great way to use old bananas, and if you want to spice up yours with nuts, raisins, or dark chocolate chips, just add a handful before you put it in the oven.

For a clear step-by-step guide on how to try, follow the recipe video above.

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Carrot Banana Bread (makes a bun / 5 slices)


  • 2 small overripe bananas (200g)
  • 150g plain flour
  • 50g of sugar
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of margarine
  • 1 small grated carrot (40g)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Mash the banana in a bowl (or put it in the microwave for a minute to make it mushy) and mix the margarine and sugar.
  3. Add all other ingredients to the bowl, stirring until thick and sticky.
  4. Line a small cake tin with parchment paper (or any other ovenproof tin) and pour the mixture into it.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through in the middle.

Carrot Banana Bread
This delicious banana and carrot bread contains no eggs or dairy products

Do it gluten free – choose gluten-free flour. Available in most major UK supermarkets or online.

Make sure he’s vegan – check that the margarine you are using does not contain milk.

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