Healthy Vegan Banana Bread (High Protein and Gluten-Free)

This luscious loaf is vegan, entirely fruit-sweetened, oil-free, grain-free, and surprisingly high in protein thanks to chickpea flour and tahini. It's the healthy banana bread recipe I've always dreamed of.


  • Oil of choice and/or parchment for preparing the pan
  • 2 c very ripe, mashed bananas (about 3 very large or 4 small)
  • 0.5 c tahini
  • 1 c date sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 c chickpea flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 c chopped dates
  • 0.5 c chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a loaf pan. For easiest removal, line the pan with a parchment paper sling and spray it lightly with coconut oil.
  2. Mash and measure the bananas.
  3. Combine the mashed bananas, tahini, date sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, combine and mix the chickpea flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.
  6. Stir in the chopped dates and walnuts.
  7. Transfer the batter to the prepared bread pan. Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes until the crust is deep golden and a toothpick comes out just barely clean. Cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing.