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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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Bakes a very sweet, light, cakey, comforting banana bread. Our Healthy Banana His Bread recipe uses 100% whole grain, whole milk yogurt, plus honey or maple syrup as a natural sweetener (in just the right amount!).

Is banana bread healthy?

Banana bread is delicious and easy to make. And while you may want to have it for breakfast, most banana bread has the same nutritional value as dessert.

Well that was the old way. We’ve made the classic, addictive banana bread even healthier without compromising on taste or texture. Our recipe is rich in sweet banana flavor, and he adds just a quarter cup of honey or pure maple syrup for just the right amount of sweetness.

Plus, this bread is packed with other nutritious ingredients like 100% whole grain, yogurt, and crunchy walnuts. Don’t get carried away with additional oils either. And with a texture that perfectly walks the line between moist and light, it still tastes absolutely amazing.

Make this healthy banana bread recipe for yourself, your kids, your mom, or a friend. No one will taste this sweet fluffy bread and think you’re the best human being ever.

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe Sliced ​​on a Cutting Board

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients:

  • banana– Be sure to use ripe bananas when making this banana bread. It’s sweeter, has a better texture, and a better banana flavor.
  • whole wheat flour– To increase the nutrition of this bread, half of the flour in the original recipe was replaced with whole wheat flour.
  • white whole grain– Replacing half of the whole wheat flour with white whole wheat flour can make lighter, fluffier banana bread.
  • baking soda– Using baking soda in banana bread will result in softer, softer crumbs.
  • Baking powder– Baking powder is used as a leavening agent to give the final bread a nice rise.
  • salt– Enhances the flavor of banana bread. I used kosher salt.
  • Maple syrup– Maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to this banana bread. Make sure you’re using pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup.
  • butter– Butter adds a rich, delicious flavor to bread and helps create softer bread. Coconut or other neutral oils can be substituted if desired.
  • Yogurt– I used 4% plain Greek yogurt here.
  • egg– This recipe calls for a large egg that adds structure to the bread.
  • vanilla extract– Optional, but adds delicious flavors!
healthy banana bread ingredients

How to make healthy banana bread:

Banana bread is low-maintenance to begin with, and healthy banana bread is no exception. Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately and mix them together just before baking to create a loaf of fluffy, soft crumbs.

Great Banana Bread Tips:

  • Flexible number of bananasIf the bananas are small, 4 will suffice. If he has three giant bananas, he doesn’t need a fourth.
  • You don’t have to use two whole grains. But we like the balance of volume and delicacy that comes from the blend of white and regular whole wheat.
  • To cook less, melt butter in a large pan and add the remaining wet ingredients directly to the pan. You can even mix dry ingredients in the same pot!
  • Do not overmix the batter. A few lumps are okay. It actually makes for a fluffier loaf.
  • Use light colored or glass pans to avoid excessive browning. Be sure to apply plenty of grease.
  • If you prefer “one serving” banana bread, you can bake this healthy banana bread in muffin tins. Divide the batter into muffin-shaped wells (actually you have 15 muffins!) and bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes.
Process Shot Recipe for How to Make Healthy Banana Bread

How ripe do bananas need to be?

The rule of thumb here is that the more ripe, the better. Dark-striped brown bananas falling off the stem? Mashup. It’s banana bread time.

What can I add to banana bread?

Walnuts are a classic add-in to healthy banana bread. You can also add dried coconut, dried cherries, other nuts (sliced ​​almonds are good), or half a cup of dark chocolate chips for a special treat.

How to store banana bread?

Storing banana bread in the refrigerator gives it the best flavor. Even better on the second day!

You can also freeze extra slices of banana bread in gallon-sized zip-top bags.

Slices of healthy buttered banana bread

More recipes for banana lovers:

  • 1 cup wheat flour, whole grain
  • 1 cup white whole grain
  • 1 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1 tea spoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 tea spoon salt
  • 3-4 banana crushed
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup or honey, 1/3 cup can be used for slightly sweeter breads
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup yogurt, plain
  • 2 big egg
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (option)
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease one standard-sized pan.

  • Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. set aside.

  • Melt the butter in a pan. Whisk together syrup, yogurt, vanilla, mashed bananas and eggs. (Be sure the mixture has cooled somewhat before adding the eggs.)

  • Stir in flour mixture. beat until blended. Stir in nuts, if using.

  • Pour into loaf pan. If desired, sprinkle extra walnuts on top before baking.

  • Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

calorie: 184kcal | | carbohydrates: 27g | | protein: Fiveg | | obesity: 7g | | saturated fat: Fourg | | Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g | | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | | Trans fat: 0.2g | | cholesterol: 46mg | | sodium: 236mg | | potassium: 168mg | | fiber: 2g | | sugar: 8g | | Vitamin A: 239IU | | Vitamin C: 3mg | | calcium: 52mg | | iron: 1mg

Natalie Monson

I am a registered dietitian, mother of four, a food lover and a strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you’ll find delicious, fruit- and veg-rich recipes, tips to help your kids eat better and more intuitively, and tons of resources to feed your family.

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