Saturday 31 December 2022

Vegan Mince Pie Banana Bread

Transform your banana bread with a festive twist and the flavours of mince pies!

I've always wondered how I can make a festive banana bread, and what is more festive than a mince pie? Whilst there aren't any actual mince pies in this recipe (though you could definitely chop some up and add them to the mixture) it tastes exactly like a mince pie with a little banana flavour. I wanted this recipe to be something that was initiated from leftovers - forgotten bananas and maybe too much mincemeat - and the rest of the ingredients I am sure most bakers already have in their pantry so it's rather cost effective too. Not only is this banana bread lovely and soft from the bananas, the fruit in the mincemeat gives extra moisture and beautiful sweetness. When I baked it, the mince pie aroma travelled throughout the house, gearing us up for Christmas and it was a magical scent you will love. this recipe is also perfect for Christmas Day, it doesn't take long to make, or you can prep the night before if you're organised. 

If you love mince pies and banana bread....

Check out my other recipes for more inspiration!


Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Serves: 8-10


  • Make sure your bananas are really ripe - brown or spotty on the outside - as this makes it easier to mash them and gives you a sweeter bake.
  • You can use any mincemeat from a jar or make your own.


  • 300g ripe bananas
  • 15g ground flaxseeds
  • 60ml soya milk
  • 20ml vegetable oil
  • 230g plain flour
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g mincemeat 
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½  ginger
  • ½  tsp nutmeg 
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 160℃ and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas till the lumps are nearly gone, then mix in the flaxseeds, light brown sugar, oil and soya milk and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
  4. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix till combined.
  5. Fold in the mincemeat then spoon into the prepared baking tin and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown on top and a knife inserted comes out nearly clean.
  7. Leave in the tin to cool before removing and slicing.
  8. Best stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days. Enjoy!



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