vegan miso banana bread

vegan miso banana bread
loaf of vegan miso banana bread sitting in the loaf pan next to yellow flowers
banana bread with a paper sign next to it stating "Vegan Miso Banana Bread"
loaf of bread sitting on a white cake stand next to yellow flowers
banana bread with two slices cut out and laid on a white plate
overripe brown bananas, a jar of dates and a small dish of miso paste

The perfect bananas for making banana bread are so brown that they are toeing the border of going bad. Like, not moldy yet. But the ratio of brown to yellow should be about 9:1. So yes, it will take some time and patience to prepare this amazing vegan miso banana bread. But the wait for your bananas to turn brown is worth it for a sweeter flavor AND more antioxidants than yellow bananas!

If we were on the show Chopped from Food Network, the mysterious secret ingredients in the basket would be… *gasps from the audience in anticipation*
*ooooh aaaahhhh*
*crowd faints simultaneously in sheer awe*

dry ingredients in a bowl next to a whisk
mashed bananas in a bowl

Banana bread was a staple growing up. We’d buy bananas, eat a few, and save some to get reeeal ripe. Then mash them up (this relieves some stress, trust me), mix everything together and bake until the top is crunchy and the inside is soft and moist. I love baking banana bread because the smell brings back memories of home.
The cool thing about banana bread is that it is super versatile. You can make it extra sweet by adding chocolate chips and sprinkles! Or make it more wholesome by mixing in chopped nuts, flax seed meal and wheat bran. If you’re feeling frisky, make your banana bread as an homage to Elvis Presley, with bananas, peanut butter, bacon and honey (one of his favorite sandwiches).
For this loaf, I wanted it to be addictively salty-sweet, so I added sweet white miso paste. And boy oh boy does it crank this bad boy up a notch! Enjoy! 💛

miso walnut banana bread next to small yellow and brown flowers

If you’re hungry for more delicious banana recipes after baking your own vegan miso banana bread, check out these banana walnut muffins!

banana bread with a paper sign behind it stating "Vegan Miso Banana Bread"
healthy walnut banana bread loaf sitting on a white cake stand
vegan peanut butter banana bread standing up straight next to a bunch of bananas
banana bread with a few slices cut out and laid on a plate, ready to be eaten

Vegan Miso Banana Bread

This banana bread will knock your socks off! It's addictively salty-sweet, packed full of bananas and walnuts with miso and peanut butter to liven things up for your delicious vegan breakfast!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • ½ cup dates, chopped
  • 3 large overripe bananas, mashed with a fork in a bowl
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • cup vegetable oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp sweet white miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan.
    Chop the dates and put them in a small bowl. Cover the dates with hot water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Then drain the dates and set aside.
  • Mash three overripe bananas in a bowl. Set aside for later.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the oil, vanilla, soaked and drained dates, sweet white miso paste, peanut butter and mashed bananas.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until there is no more dry flour visible.
    Fold in the chopped walnuts
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out mostly clean (it won't be perfectly clean, since you want it to still be a little moist with all that banana goodness).
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