banana bread on parchment paper and container of yogurt

Finally! A plant-based banana bread recipe for you guys- I know so many of you have been waiting for this! Banana bread is one of my very favorite things to bake, and this one has a warm and gooey cinnamon swirl center. Yes please!

banana bread slices on plate with fork

The secret ingredient in this delicious dairy free and gluten free loaf is siggi’s vanilla and cinnamon plant-based blend. It keeps the banana bread moist and adds some protein to the batter. Their plant-based blends have more protein than sugar, a huge bonus to the delish blends! The vanilla and cinnamon one is my favorite for baking recipes like this banana bread. As with all of their products, the plant-based line is made with super simple and familiar ingredients which is why I love them!

The gooey cinnamon sugar swirl is the best addition to this perfectly sweet, fluffy loaf! It’s made with oat flour, a huge bonus as a an easy and affordable baking flour!

banana bread slices on plate with fork with cup of coffee and banana bread on parchment paper

Some tips for the perfect loaf:

  • Make sure your bananas are ripe and spotty! They will lend a sweeter, more moist loaf.
  • Allow your banana bread to COMPLETELY cool before slicing for optimum texture.
  • I have not tried this with any other types of flours, so I can’t say what results you’ll get!
  • Slice and your loaf in an airtight container on the counter once it is completely cooled!

A slice of this cinnamon swirl banana bread was so perfect with a cup of coffee. I actually love toasting up a slice of leftover banana bread and getting it a little crunchy on the outside- anyone else? Plus, you can add a dollop of extra siggi’s on top for some added protein and creaminess to your snack!

I am so excited for you guys to get baking on this one! It is the perfect gluten free and dairy free treat, and the best way to use up those spotty bananas on your counter!

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Gluten Free + Dairy Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices
  • Category: Dessert, Snacks


Delicious gluten free and dairy free banana bread! 


  • 3 large ripe and spotty bananas
  • 1/2 cup siggi’s vanilla & cinnamon plant-based blend (or sub the regular vanilla and cinnamon yogurt if you don’t need dairy free)
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, coconut oil, or vegan butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup dairy free milk of choice + 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (OR sub 2 eggs for the milk and flax seed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 + ¾ cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1  tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

For the cinnamon sugar swirl:

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf tin. 
  2. Mix the 1/3 cup milk with the 2 tbsp of flax seeds and set aside to thicken for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mash the bananas, then mix in the melted coconut oil or butter, yogurt, coconut sugar, milk and flax seed, and vanilla. 
  3. Stir in the remaining dry ingredients (besides the cinnamon sugar swirl ingredients) and mix into a smooth batter. Be careful not to over mix the batter! It will be thick. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut sugar and cinnamon for the swirl. Set aside. 
  5. Pour about 1/3 of the batter into the loaf tin, then top with about ½ of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Add another 1/3 of the batter and top with the remaining cinnamon sugar, then add the final layer of batter. You can save a little of the mixture to sprinkle on top if you’d like!
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a knife comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 20-30 minutes, then gently invert it out of the loaf tin to completely cool before slicing. It’s important to allow the bread to cool to have the best texture! Store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter once it is completely cooled.

Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian


May 21, 2020

Gluten Free + Dairy Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

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  1. Stacey says:

    Can you think of a sub for oat flour? I can’t have grains.

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      You can try buckwheat flour but I can’t guarantee the results, I’ve only made it this way!

  2. Izzy says:

    My whole family loved this recipe! Thanks Mia 🙂

  3. Sophie says:

    Hi! Can you freeze this to eat later?

  4. Sophie says:

    Hi! Can you freeze this to eat later? It seems a bit much to eat on my own 🙂

  5. Monica says:

    I made this for my boyfriend and he said it was the best banana bread I’ve ever made!! Probably going to be a weekly staple, ha! Soooo good!

  6. Sarah Krzyzanowski says:

    I discovered this recipe a week ago and have made it 4 times already; hunting for ripe bananas like a mad woman. A family favorite I will keep saved in my recipe box forever! Thank you!

  7. Allie Woodbury says:

    I made this with just a little almond milk and ghee instead of yogurt because that’s all I had on hand and it is still amazing! I added walnuts on top too and can’t wait to make it again!

  8. Lauren says:

    Best banana bread I’ve ever made! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe

  9. Annie Engels says:

    I am somehow just finding this recipe..SO GOOD! Can’t wait to make it again 🙂 thank you!!

  10. Cgw says:

    Yum! I didn’t have siggis so I used unsweetened greek yogurt mixed with a little cinnamon and vanilla extract. Also subbed regular eggs and used coconut oil, and only used 1/2 cup coconut sugar for a milder sweetness! The loaf is so moist and I love the cinnamon swirl!

  11. drea says:

    I make this at least once a month, and it never lasts more than a few days, always a favorite.
    i’ve subbed with 1:1 gf free flour and regular greek yogurt rather than the siggi’s + oat flour, and it comes out great every time!
    truly a staple, and so so so moist & yummy!

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