Easy Eggless Banana Bread

Do you have a banana bread lover in your house? We have five! Lincoln (4), our oldest, could start a fan club. Lincoln will come home from grandma’s house and see some less than perfect bananas on the counter, turn on a dime and say “Daddy, I know what you can do tonight. Take the yucky bananas and make…. BANANA BREAD!!!!”. I mean – how can you turn that down? I am always looking for an excuse to pretend a delicious food is healthy because it has a fruit or vegetable in it so we routinely give in. 

If you’re looking for an excuse you can follow this justification:

“Bananas are high in potassium – your heart needs potassium so it’s obviously healthy. In addition, you have no choice but to put butter on it – and butter is full of nutrients which is all the excuse that I need.” 

How to make Easy Eggless Banana Bread

  1.  Prepare. Preheat the oven to 350° and grease the loaf pan. 
  2. Mash and combine. Mash the bananas and mix with the melted butter. Combine with all other ingredients. 
  3. Bake. Bake the easy eggless banana bread for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when after inserting a tester toothpick it comes out clean. 
  4. Cool. Allow the bread to cool completely before cutting – if you cut it when it’s warm it’ll dry out and the slices won’t look pretty. 

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Can I make banana bread gluten free? Of course! Simply replace the flour with any gluten free alternative per the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Can I make banana bread without baking soda? Definitely! Baking soda is 4 times as powerful as baking powder, so you could substitute the baking soda in this recipe for 4 teaspoons of baking powder. 
  • Can I add chocolate chips to this banana bread? We do this sometimes! Just add anywhere between 1/2 to a. full cup of chocolate chips – we prefer mini. 

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Easy Eggless Banana Bread

Zeke B.
The perfect egg-free banana bread for all occasions. Excellent crumb, phenomenal taste and the best part - effortless!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 191 kcal


  • 4 Bananas overripe is preferred
  • 1/3 cup Salted Butter melted
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1.5 cups All Purpose Flour


  • Preheat oven to 350° and butter/spray a 4x8-inch load pan
  • In a bowl, mash the bananas until smooth (I use a potato masher). Stir in the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  • Mix in the baking soda, salt, sugar, vanilla extract and applesauce. Once combined, add flour.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour, to 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350°. Insert a tester and it should come out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely on a baking rack.


The real trick to making a quality banana bread is to make sure that the banana are as overripe as you can possibly find. Without that, your bread will just taste sweet - without much of a banana flavor. 
I prefer to freeze my overripe bananas and then thaw them when needed - they puree very easily and require little effort. 


Serving: 1sliceSodium: 185mgCalcium: 15mgSugar: 15.2gFiber: 1.7gPotassium: 191mgCalories: 191kcalSaturated Fat: 3.6gFat: 5.9gProtein: 2.3gCarbohydrates: 33.2gIron: 1mg
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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Maria

    5 stars
    Banana bread is my favorite! Thank you for this recipe, it really goes well with my brewed coffee.

  2. Jeannette

    5 stars
    Gotta love a super moist and fragrant banana bread! So good that I can use my overripe bananas. Such a winner!

  3. Jac

    5 stars
    Oh I agree that fruit or veggies in a bake instantly means that it is healthy! Well I like to think so anyway. This looks like a tasty banana bread and I love that it has apple sauce and no-egg 🙂

  4. Danielle

    5 stars
    I love a good banana bread recipe. Interesting that you use applesauce here, I’ve never tried that. It’s a great idea, can’t wait to try it out!

  5. Beth

    5 stars
    Wow! We love bananas and banana bread especially my son! This is such a great banana bread recipe and so yummy! We absolutely loved it and can’t wait to make this recipe again today!

  6. Cathleen

    5 stars
    I am always up for trying new banana bread recipes. Love how you kept the ingredients list small. I am definitely going to give this a go, bookmarked for later 🙂

  7. Rosemary

    Love this. I’m a huge banana bread fan and it is sometimes difficult to get the moisture levels right. Excited to try your recipe and well done raising a banana bread fan 🙂 Cheers.

  8. Alison

    5 stars
    Classic banana bread is such a favorite in our house! This one is moist and full of rich banana flavor! Yum!

  9. Gina

    5 stars
    So moist and decadent – the perfect use of overripe bananas. Can never go wrong with a good banana bread!

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