Banana bread gluten-free and egg-free using chia seeds

Vegan banana bread (gluten free)

This gluten-free vegan banana bread (cake) takes inspiration in plant-based ingredients, with almond flour, arrowroot starch, plant milk and chia seeds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Low fat, Vegan
Keyword Banana bread, Banana cake, gluten-free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 431kcal
Author Nicolas Pujol


  • 4 bananas preferably very ripe
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 0.25 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 2 oz avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 6 tbsp water (2 tbsp chia seeds + 6 tbsp water roughly equates to 2 eggs)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 0.5 cup soy milk or your preferred plant-based milk: almond milk, or oat milk (rice milk may be too liquid)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 oz brown sugar

Decoration and pairings for vegan banana bread

  • Fresh berries
  • Small amount of plant milk if you like extra softness


  • Make the egg replacement by mixing in the chia seeds with water in a small bowl. Stir slowly until the seeds absorb some water uniformly. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
    Vegan egg using chia seeds
  • Mix the flour and arrowroot starch, cinnamon, sugar, salt and baking soda in a bowl. (dry ingredients)
    Mix almond flour with arrowroot starch and cinnamon
  • Separately, blend bananas with oil, plant milk, egg replacement, vinegar, and vanilla. (wet ingredients)
    Blend the bananas and other ingredients for the vegan bread
  • Mix the two together.
    Mix the banana ingredients with the flours
  • Bake at 350 F for 60 minutes.
    Simple vegan and gluten-free banana cake dough
  • Once fully baked, let it rest for 10 minutes to cool down before serving.
    Homemade vegan gluten-free banana bread



Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 2.1mg