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5 from 12 votes

Buckwheat Banana Bread

This banana bread is a perfect healthy snack or breakfast. It uses a little maple syrup to add sweetness instead of cups of sugar, buckwheat flour to add fibre and nutrients and a little coconut oil. Plus it can easily be made vegan!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 8 Slices


Dry Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs or two flax eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil + extra for greasing
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping (optional)

  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp whole oats


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (360f)
  • Grease a loaf tin with some coconut oil (does not need to be melted)
  • Mash bananas in a large bowl
  • Whisk in the eggs to the banana
  • Add the remaining wet ingredients and mix well
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients
  • Slowly fold the dry ingredients in to the wet ingredients
  • If you want to add in extras (chopped nuts, chocolate chips etc) fold in now
  • Pour in to the greased tin and spread evenly
  • Sprinkle over the oats and brown sugar and bake for 30-40 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean
  • Allow to cool, remove from tin and slice to serve


To make a flax egg: mix 1 tbsp ground flax seed with 3 tbsp water and allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken
Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Freezes well as slices in a ziploc bag.