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Recipe For Low-Fat Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread

Bored With Plain Banana Bread? Try This Seasonal Twist That's Under 150 Calories

As soon as you bite into the soft and juicy chunks of cooked apples, you'll want to purposely let a bunch of bananas get overripe just so you can bake a loaf of this warm and comforting banana bread.

Made with less sugar than a traditional loaf, it's still so naturally sweet from the bananas, apples, and applesauce that it's perfect for a healthy breakfast (toasted and smothered with crunchy peanut butter — yum!) but delish enough to devour for an after-dinner treat.

This quick bread is also vegan, so the health-minded you will appreciate that each piece is much lower in fat and calories — just 147 per slice. Grab your bananas, and get baking!

Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread

Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread


This recipe doesn't call for liquid, because the mashed banana, applesauce, and apples add enough moisture.


  1. 2 ripe bananas
  2. 1 apple, peeled and diced
  3. 1/2 cup Sucanat (or sugar)
  4. 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
  5. 1/2 cup applesauce
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  9. 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  3. Add the diced apple, sugar, flour, applesauce, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the bowl, and mix well. Pour into greased pan, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts
  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
  5. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy!


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Emily-Bibb Emily-Bibb 3 years
OMG this looks amazing!
Sarica15269088 Sarica15269088 3 years
Such a great recipe! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. All it took was for me to have 2 old bananas and this recipe got me inspired enough to go in search of whole wheat flour! The recipe worked perfectly for me in terms of baking (actually was done - clean knife from center of pan - closer to 40 min). I made the following alterations: *used square pan instead of loaf pan (hoping it would cook more thoroughly, but would go back to loaf pan next time as I had no trouble) *cut salt by half - from previous commenter *used white whole wheat flour (same amount as recipe) *substituted 1/3 c. raw sugar and 1/3 c. palm sugar for the above sugar *Added cinnamon (10 or so generous shakes) *added 1/2 c. chopped pecans & 1/3 c. raisins *only used 1/2 an apple (Braeburn) - from previous commenter Turned out perfectly! YUMMY healthy treat! Next time, I would use apples with more of a tangy bite to them like Honeycrisp or Granny Smith. And, don't "waste good bananas" on this recipe - use bananas that are ready to be thrown away! ;-) Then you haven't lost anything. Happy Baking!
Fitgirl1994 Fitgirl1994 4 years
Worst Banana Bread Recipe Ever!! Did not cook through, just wasted good bananas
Stacyml Stacyml 4 years
This recipe is so moist and delicious! I used agave nectar instead of sugar and it turned out amazing. I am putting this at the top of my favorites. :-) thank you.
Moaida Moaida 5 years
I used cinnamon applesauce--very yummy!
Moaida Moaida 5 years
I used cinnamon applesauce--very yummy!
katelovesveggies katelovesveggies 5 years
Just tried this. It's super delicious! My only advice is less salt and bake for 5 more minutes. Other than that, it was awesome!
PurelyTwins PurelyTwins 5 years
Love banana bread and with the addition of apples sounds delicious!
Fitmari Fitmari 5 years
Just tried it :) Think I need to use a higher temperature, didn't cook all the way through. Still tastes nice though!
Fitmari Fitmari 5 years
Just tried it :) Think I need to use a higher temperature, didn't cook all the way through. Still tastes nice though!
zusanna zusanna 5 years
make sure to use a small apple. i just made my first loaf of this and there's almost more apple than bread dough!
Jenny-Sugar Jenny-Sugar 5 years
And it tastes good too! Seriously — so sweet and moist.
northen123 northen123 5 years
That looks pretty darn good!
northen123 northen123 5 years
That looks pretty darn good!
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