Healthier Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread

Moist lightened-up banana bread made with honey, olive oil, yogurt and topped with a cinnamon crumble.Healthier Cinnamon Crunch Banana BreadI get excited whenever we have over-ripe because I know it’s time for banana bread. Banana bread is one of the easiest and most delicious bread you can make. Over the past few years, I’ve shared a few of my favorite banana bread recipes with you all and this one is another favorite.

It’s a healthier lightened up version of my original banana bread. It’s topped with a crunchy cinnamon crumble that is to die for. The bread itself contains no butter or sugar but the crumble itself does contain 2 tablespoons of butter but it’s totally worth it!

If you’re looking for the gluten-free version, be sure to check it out here and if you just want a plain healthy chocolate chip banana bread to check out this one.
Healthier Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Healthier Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

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Serves: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup melted coconut or olive oil
  • ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 medium bananas)

  • For the Crumb Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, honey, milk and vanilla for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the mashed bananas and flour mixture and mix just until combined.

  3. Pour batter into greased pan, sprinkle with crumble. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, slice and enjoy!

  4. To make the streusel topping:Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and softened butter in a small bowl until well mixed. Crumble over top of the banana bread before baking.

Notes

To make this bread gluten-free: Use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flour.

For dairy-free/vegan: use almond milk and flax eggs and maple syrup.

*Trader Joe's has white whole wheat flour that is also great for this bread.

Healthier Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread