Vegan Banana, Coconut & Blueberry Loaf


vegan banana, coconut and blueberry cake

This is the perfect vegan cake/ loaf to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee and the addition of flowers makes Pinterest-pretty too.

Almost too pretty to actually eat. Almost!

I wanted to create a vegan banana loaf version everyone can enjoy the #powertotheplants-and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Light, delicious and perfect with a cup of Earl Grey, and even the kids gave it their seal of approval gobbling up two pieces each!

I’m so touched by how many readers have already made this and shared it on social media. It makes me so happy to see you recreate my recipes!

vegan banana bread

It also made for the perfect breakfast on the run (when is it not on the run?) and as a super, after-school snack or pudding.

Nothing makes me happier than when my kids enjoy my recipes. Especially when they prove successful after a little experimentation and a whole lot of finger crossing!

I sometimes like to melt dairy-free dark chocolate and drizzle it over the top too and I’ve been known to chop some Medjool dates and create a little date tower on the side as well. I love those dates for that sweet caramel flavour they exude and the added texture they bring.

I admittedly scoffed those little chocolate versions before we could snap the photos  (sorry #badblogger) but here is another pretty variation I made the day after with icing sugar.

This cake really takes no time at all. I used spelt flour here as it’s a slow releasing grain but try with a flour of choice.

You can of course use gluten-free flour or plain too if you prefer but do read the instructions and watch the consistency depending on the flour.

vegan banana bread with icing sugar


Serves 8

  • 225g spelt/ plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 100g dark sugar (you can substitute with maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 handfuls of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 75g sunflower oil
  • 50g desiccated coconut

Icing sugar

  • Approx 1 cup Icing sugar
  • Water

banana and blueberry bread



Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×5-inch loaf tin.

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes. If the top is brown, cover with foil and bake for 40 more. Place a skewer in the middle. If it comes out clean, it’s ready to be cooled.


If you want to use icing sugar as as topping, mix the icing sugar powder with water until you have a thick consistency and add to the cooled cake.





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35 Responses

  1. Christine

    Excellent recipe and excellent website !! The recipe is delicious and nutritious. I also always try to cook this kind of healthy and nutritious food to keep fit. Thanks for this nice recipe!!

  2. Annette@CuteLittleDarling

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, Vicki! I made this yesterday and this was not only easy, but it is really good. I used regular sugar because I didn’t have any other and didn’t feel like running to the store. I added walnuts and flax seeds, just because I like them. And this turned out absolutely delicious!

  3. Asad

    This dish is looking very yummy. I Liked your thanks. Thanks for sharing this knowledge.

  4. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    LOL—how many times have my “subjects” disappeared down the hatch (likely my hubster’s) before I could snap some good photos?! This banana bread looks absolutely beautiful: if it tastes half as good as it looks, I’m in for a fantastic treat!

  5. Maria Kelly

    This really looks wonderful. I love eating cake and when it’s nearly guilt free, I’m in heaven. Thanks for this recipe, I’ll give it a go xx

  6. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    It looks and sounds delicious! Banana bread is one of those bakes that everybody should have in their repertoire as it’s so quick, easy and a perfect way to use up those super brown bananas that nobody wants to eat lol. I’m getting hungry now lol xx

  7. Eb Gargano

    Wow this looks gorgeous…and I bet it tasted amazing!! I love banana bread, but I’m not sure I’ve ever put blueberries in in – need to try that pronto!!

  8. jodie filogomo

    You always come up with the best “sweet” recipes!!! And that’s definitely my down fall!!

  9. Kate

    A twist on my usual and looks so easy to make too so will give this one a try with my would-be chef son #BrilliantBlogPosts

  10. Chloe

    Wow I love banana loaf and the fact this has a little blueberries added makes a perfect treat. I think it would be a great afternoon treat with a nice cuppa.

  11. Nico @ yumsome

    This does look smashing (although I’d omit the icing as I’m not a fan). I’m totally with you on using dates (and date caramel too) – so gorgeous, aren’t they?

    When you say you can sub maple syrup for the dark sugar – is that the same amount of syrup, or would you need to use a bit more?

    • Honest Mum

      Ooh you’d need to work out the equivalent online as I’ve only ever made it with dark sugar and maybe test it out but a friend made it with honey and although wasn’t as sweet, she loved it x

  12. Lizzie Roles

    This looks a-maz-ing my love language is home baked cake (my grandma always had a cake in the tin) it’s says love to me. Banana loaf is great because it’s so easy and you adaptable, my little girl loves blueberries so I’ll be trying this recipe xo

    • Honest Mum

      Oh I’m so pleased and relate there, I used to cook with my grandma and it’s such a precious thing to do with my own kids too x

  13. rachel

    this looks so damn tasty.. I don’t think i could be trusted alone with it, i would happily eat my way through it in a day, haha! I want to try this with perhaps a gluten free flour and hopefully it will be as delicious!

    • Honest Mum

      Haha, definitely try it with gluten free flour, I want to have a go with rice flour too as a chocolate rice flour recipe of mine I made a few years ago works so well. So glad you like it darling xx


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