Eggless Banana Walnut Bread

November 20, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Recipe: Eggless Banana Walnut Bread

Eggless Banana Walnut Bread is so easy to make and an excellent way to use up over ripe bananas. Besides that, the eggless version turns out super soft just like the one with eggs. I bake banana bread often as I can make it slightly different every time. Changes the nuts, add other dry fruits like raisins, cranberries, blueberries. Skip chocolate chips or add more. Add some cocoa powder to the batter.


A Bit About Eggless Banana Walnut Bread

An easy peasy recipe, it is all about mixing the wet and dry ingredients and baking it. Sometimes I use plain flour but mostly prefer using wheat flour. Did you know that mashed banana especially the ripe ones are a good replacement for eggs? Without eggs, the bread turns out equally soft. As I mentioned above, replace walnut with pecans, almonds, cashew nuts, etc. Add chocolate chips if you want to. Add dried fruits like cranberries, raisins, sultanas, blueberries, etc. Can make a Marble Banana Cake/ Bread by adding cocoa powder to half the batter. If you want to make the bread with eggs then check out my Walnut Banana Bread recipe.


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Ingredients Required For Eggless Banana Walnut Bread

  • Flour – can use wheat or plain flour. I prefer to use wheat flour. Need extra flour for dusting the loaf tin or pan.
  • Sugar – As over ripe bananas tend to be sweet, I use only brown sugar. However, you can mix brown and white sugar or use only white sugar if you want to.
  • Over Ripe Bananas – peeled and mashed. Depending on the size of the banana, you will need 2-3. Large ones you need only 2 and 3 if they are medium. I prefer to measure the mashed bananas in a cup. You need one cup of mashed banana.
  • Walnuts – chopped. Can replace them with pecans, almonds, cashew nuts.
  • Chocolate Chips – I prefer using dark chocolate chip. You can use any of your preference.
  • Milk – any milk of your choice, full fat or skimmed.
  • Plain Yogurt – the yogurt should be thick and not sour.
  • Baking Soda – soda bicarbonate.
  • Salt – need a bit to balance the flavours.
  • Oil – use any odourless oil. I like to use sunflower oil. Need a bit more for brushing the loaf tin or pan.
  • Orange Zest – I love adding orange zest to my bakes. If you don’t have then replace it with vanilla extract.





Watch How To Make Eggless Banana Walnut Bread





Eggless Banana Walnut Bread is so easy to make and an excellent way to use up over ripe bananas. Besides that, the eggless version turns out super soft just like the one with eggs.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, lunchbox, Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices


  • 2 large bananas /1 cup mashed banana
  • cup wheat flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt thick
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate baking soda
  • 1 tsp orange zest or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • tsp salt
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting


  • reheat the oven at 180°C.
  • Grease a 9"X 5" loaf tin with butter. Line it with a grease proof paper or dust it with flour.
  • Sieve the flour,salt and soda bicarbonate.
  • Chop the walnuts and add it to the flour mixture.
  • Add also the chocolate chips.
  • Mix the flour mixture well.
  • Mash the bananas using a masher or a fork.
  • Add sugar, milk, oil, yogurt and extract or zest to the mashed bananas. Whip it well with a hand blender or a whisk till it appears frothy.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix till the flour is wet. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin.
  • Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes till it is done. Pierce a toothpick or a fork into the middle of the bread. If it comes out clean, the bread is ready.
  • Take the tin out of the oven. Leave the bread in the tin for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the bread and let it cool on a wire rack before serving.


  • Coating nuts and dried fruits with flour prevents it from sinking to the bottom of the pan while baking.
  • It is important to have the baking ingredients at room temperature.
  • If you live in a hot humid place, store your baking powder and baking soda in the fridge.
  • Don't over mix the batter when you add the flour. The bread will become heavy.
  • Don't use watery yogurt.
  • Add milk if the mixture appears stiff or dry. Different flours absorb different amounts of liquid.
Keyword banana walnut bread, eggfree banana walnut bread, eggless banana walnut bread

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  • Beena.stephy

    November 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Good bread

  • Herbs Spices and Tradition

    August 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    This bread sounds and looks awesome,and again it is egg less, I can give a try.
    Mayuri I am happy that I am making friends of the same profession in the journey of blogging.

  • Neha

    May 30, 2023 at 2:34 am

    5 stars
    This eggless banana walnut bread surely looks amazing. Best eaten afresh. Walnuts and chocolates go well with bananas. I have made a vegan version bread, yet I will give your recipe a try. Had bought some fruits yesterday for fruit chaat. Now let the bananas turn overripe. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 30, 2023 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you so much Neha. Please do try out this version of the banana walnut bread.

  • Archana

    May 31, 2023 at 1:51 am

    5 stars
    Thanks to your recipe, I used the overripe bananas and made the eggless walnut banana bread. The Bulbul had to go hungry as I finished her bananas, but we loved the bread with tea.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 6, 2023 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks Archana for trying out the recipe and am so happy that you all enjoyed it with some tea. However, feel sad for Bulbul.. but am sure you must have given her some other treat.

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