Simple Eggless Banana Bread Recipe

This eggless banana bread recipe is super simple to make, really moist, and tastes so good!

Try it and you won’t be disappointed.

What is in this eggless banana bread recipe

This recipe is very similar to my banana bread recipe; though there are two changes.

First, buttermilk is used in place of the eggs and, second, more vanilla essence is added to mask the taste of the buttermilk. That’s it!

Here’s a full list of the ingredients I used in this recipe:

  • ripe bananas
  • butter
  • buttermilk
  • vanilla essence
  • sugar
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon

You can add more fun ingredients to your eggless banana bread like:

  • chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder
  • raisins
  • cranberries and other dried fruit and berries
  • nuts like almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts
  • mixed peel

With these ingredients, you can take my simple eggless banana bread recipe and kick it up a few notches. Experiment and make it your own.

eggless banana bread ingredients

How to make eggless banana bread

Making the bread is simple: peel and mash the ripe bananas before mixing with the other wet ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients separately before adding to the wet ingredients. Bake for an hour or so. 

Easy peasy!

Let’s get into a little more detail, shall we?

Preheat the oven

Step 1: The first thing you should do is preheat the oven at 350°F. Whipping up the batter is quick enough that your first step should be preheating.

Prep the bananas

Next, prep your bananas. You’ll want to use very ripe bananas because they are so much sweeter. Did you know the brown spots on the banana peel are there because the starches are  turning into sugar? So, very brown bananas means they’re sweeter!

Step 2: Remove the banana peels and add them to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork. If you like little bits of banana in the bread, mash until chunky, otherwise mix until very smooth.

mash ripe bananas for bread

Mix in the wet ingredients

Step 3: Next, melt the butter in the microwave for about 40 seconds. Pour into the bowl and mix fully.

Step 4: Although sugar isn’t a wet ingredient, I add it in at this point.

Step 5: After the sugar is incorporated, it’s time to pour in the buttermilk and vanilla essence. Mix well and set aside.

add buttermilk and vanilla

Mix in the dry ingredients

Step 6: In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. You’ll want to stir everything together to make sure the raising agents (baking powder and baking soda) are well mixed in. 

Step 7: If you want to add the optional ingredients, now is the time. I love adding chocolate chips to my banana bread but you can add in your favorites. Walnuts, almonds, and cranberries are great options too.

dry ingredients for banana bread without eggs

Bring everything together

Step 8: Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Combine fully before adding the rest of the dry ingredients. The resulting batter should be a bit runny.

eggless banana bread batter


Step 9: Pour the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan. 

Step 10: Bake in your already preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. This banana bread took about one hour to bake. At the 50 minute mark, it wasn’t all the way cooked in the center. But, ten minutes later it was done.

baked eggless banana bread

Remove the bread from the oven and from the loaf pan. Steam can accumulate underneath the bread and may cause it to sink a little. So, be sure to place the bread on a cooling rack until it has cooled down completely before cutting into it.

Serve as is or with a little ice cream on the side. Do you see those little banana chunks? Yummy!

moist eggless banana bread slice

Eggless banana bread recipe

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5 from 2 votes

Simple eggless banana bread recipe

This eggless banana bread recipe is super simple to make, really moist, and tastes so good! Try it and you won’t be disappointed.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggless banana bread
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Ros Singh


  • 4 ripe to overripe bananas
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp vanilla essence


  • Preheat the oven at 350°F.
  • Peel the bananas and mash to desired consistency.
  • Melt butter in the microwave.
  • Mix butter with mashed bananas.
  • Add the sugar and incorporate.
  • Repeat for the buttermilk and vanilla essence.
  • Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder).
  • Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix fully.
  • Pour the runny batter into a prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Remove from loaf pan to cool.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazingly light and moist. I did lesson on the sugar because my bananas are very sweet and I added walnuts. Super delicious

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