Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut-Banana Bread with Hemp Seeds

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Rated 4.5 based on 3 customer reviews
Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut-Banana Bread with Hemp Seeds
Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut-Banana Bread with Hemp Seeds


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1¼ cup gluten-free flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup hemp seeds
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Soak chia seeds in water in a large mixing bowl for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175° C) for 20 minutes. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Mix the bananas, gluten-free flour, coconut milk, coconut, hemp seeds, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, baking powder, and sea salt with the chia seed mixture into a batter; pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let the bread cool completely before slicing to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Do not cut into the bread until fully cooled. It is too soft to hold form otherwise. It is a moist bread with pudding-like pockets of gooey banana when freshly made. The longer it sits the more it solidifies, though it never dries.


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Katie Hason says:

Delicious cruelty free bread that was just as easy to make as regular banana bread. I also like that it doesn't use a ton of oil, as the chia seeds and bananas help to bind the bread together. So good!

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Greg Jones says:

This coconut banana bread is one of my favorites. I let mine sit for at least one day before slicing. It's the perfect loaf, and fantastic to enjoy alongside a cup of coffee.

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Chaz Norwood says:

Banana bread is hit or miss in my book, but this recipe is super healthy so I don’t expect to to taste like cake. I left out the coconut but other than that followed the recipe and really enjoyed it with my coffee.