St. Patrick’s Day Treat: Green Banana Bread (with Spinach)

March 7, 2012


I have got what you need.

Do you have some extra bananas that are brown and need to be pitched soon?

Or do you have 2 cups of spinach left in your Costco sized container that you are ready to get rid of your fridge?

Or maybe you need a way to get your kids to eat green veggies?

Or do you need to come up with a dish to take to a St. Patrick’s day party?

Or are you looking for a fabulous vegan banana bread recipe?

Or maybe you just need a reason to bake something?

What ever you need, this banana bread will take care of it.


You can call it Shrek bread, or Monster bread or St.Patrick’s Day Lucky Leprechaun bread.

You could call it Hulk bread or Slime bread. You can call it anything because you kids will like it.

Other good news for those who prefer, it’s vegan. No eggs. No milk. No butter.

First, start with 1c. almond milk and a little over 1 c. of fresh baby spinach.

Puree the milk and spinach in a blender or Magic Bullet until it’s smooth….and bright green.


Then, add 2-4 very ripe bananas and smash them with a fork into the almond milk and spinach mixture.


When the banana is mashed together, add coconut oil (melted to liquid form), brown sugar, chia seeds and vanilla.


Mix together.



Next, add the baking mix to the bowl and stir together.


When it’s combined, pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.


Place the bread into the oven at 350 and bake for 40-50 minutes.


When the top splits and you can pull out a knife with no batter, it’s done!


Then cut a piece and serve it to your little peanut, or little monster.



Ingredients (1 loaf)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (loosely packed)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 c. almond milk
  • 1 c. spinach
  • 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 T. chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Trader Joe’s mulitgrain baking mix


  1. Blend spinach and almond milk in a blender.
  2. Add sugar, coconut oil, bananas, chia seeds and vanilla.
  3. Stir to combine until mixed.
  4. Add in baking mix and mix together.
  5. Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for 40-50 minutes.
  6. Serve!



Then start making it again because it will be gone before you know it!

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4 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Treat: Green Banana Bread (with Spinach)”

  1. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles Says:

    Oohh, this is genius! I love the look on her face – must be delicious!!

  2. Says:

    You know I love anything vegan/allergy friendly! This looks delicious!!!

  3. Maria Says:

    I had some banana and spinach that needed to used and had the idea for a bananaspinach bread so I googled it and your recipe came up. I added avocado instead of chia seeds. It came out good!

  4. TheHealthyHostess Says:

    Hi Maria,
    I am so go glad it turned out well! I will have to try it with avocado! Great idea! Thanks! :)

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