Healthy Moist Banana Bread

This no-fail recipe makes the best moist and tastiest banana bread you will find! It contains no sugar or butter! healthy Moist Banana BreadIt’s finally here! We are a huge fan of banana bread.  Somehow, we always end up with 3 to 4 very ripe bananas just sitting on the counter. Bananas that are too ripe to eat, but are perfect for baking. You know what they say, when life gives you ripe bananas, make banana bread.

But seriously, ripe bananas are a dream in banana bread and make the best banana bread ever. This healthy banana bread is everything you want in banana bread. It’s moist and dense and full of flavor. I made a batch shared a few slices with my friends and they could not believe it was “healthy”. This recipe is a keeper for sure and I’m sure your family will love it as much as we do! healthy Moist Banana BreadTo make this banana bread healthy, The sugar is replaced with honey and for the butter, we opted in for coconut oil. As for the flour, whole wheat flour works wonders.

Another very important ingredient is the ripe bananas. Ripe bananas are super sweet so the riper the better. If your bananas are not yet brown or soft then you can place them in a 300F degree oven for 20 minutes or until dark brown. I swear this method will produce the ripest bananas that are perfect for banana bread.
healthy Moist Banana Bread

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healthy Moist Banana Bread

This no-fail recipe makes the best moist and tastiest banana bread you will find! It contains no sugar or butter! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 3/4'' slices
Calories 238 kcal
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas about 2-3 medium bananas
  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour or plain all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped walnuts, raisins, optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, honey, milk and vanilla for 2 minutes. Stir in the bananas, flour mixture and chocolate chips (or any other add ins of choice.

  4. Pour batter into greased pan, sprinkle with some more cinnamon, raw sugar, or banana slices (optional) Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, slice and enjoy!

Recipe 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 in this bread.
Recipe inspired by allrecipes and cookie and kate

Nutrition Facts
healthy Moist Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Potassium 199mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 


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    Taylor

    I followed this recipe exactly, except I used coconut yogurt (and honey instead of maple syrup). I believe the yogurt gave it that moist-sponge texture that I love so much. Delicious 🙂

    Stacie

    LOVED IT! I am not a baKer at all so i wanted a recipe that was easy and delicious because i do love a good banana bread. This recipe did not disappoint. Husband reported it to be ‘the best banana bRead he has ever had in his life’.

    ayla

    so easy to make and ABSOLUTELY delicious!!!!

    Britt

    “It contains no sugar!” — false.

The bread looks awesome but this is definitely not “no sugar added” — maple syrup and chocolate chips *are* sugar. And at 12g sugar per *slice*, I wouldn’t consider this sugar-free or “healthy”.

    kerry

    I am about to try this (my caps lock is *not* on, but it types in caps. (whaaatt??)) and I wonder if I can substitute almond flour for whole wheat.

    shwetha

    excellent recipe.. added WALNuts ANd My whole family loved it.

    Dilpreet

    this banana bread is delicious!! my husband and i son loved it and i love the fact that it does not have any added sugar!! i did a combination of walnuts and chocolate chips as add ins.

    Tiffany

    The Best healthy banana bread RECIPE!!! Amazing flavor, moist anD good for you. Love Enjoying thiS as my breakfast fOr the week 🙂

    Susan Corrigan

    What size off cup do you use with all the ingredients for this recipe.?

    Sad Daughter

    Sent this to my mother hoping she would approve (no sugar + ‘healthy’ in the title) so we could make it,.. she said yes, but no chocolate. This made me sad.

      Layla

      It’s still delicious even without the chocolate!

    bASIL

    HOW CAN SOME ONE MAKE BREAD WITHOUT SUGAR & BUTTER? iT LOOKS VERY TEMPTING…NICE RECIPE. cAN YOU MAKE CAKE WITHOUT SUGAR & BUTTER?

      ASMA

      yES! I use eggs, oat flour and yogurt as main INGREDIENTS, and then add what i like (nuts, chocolate..etc) aLSO, MIGHT NEED TO SWEETEN WITH HONEY. ENJOY!

    Chloe lazure

    i literally came here because of liza koshy
    now
    i get to bake bread

    Al

    the best!! , iv’e tried the original recipe and had to tweak it when my doctor told me too high cholesterol so i omitted the two eggs and substituted them for one avocado

    Bailey

    vegan version of the recipe please!!!!!!!!!!

      Lara

      The vegan version is under recipe notes, right below the instructions

    tiana

    Can i use a cake pan instead of a loaf pan?

    REBECCA

    LOVE this recipe – I recommend using Greek yogurt, 4 bananas, doubling the cinnamon, using half maple syrup/half honey and substituting 3/4 of the all-purpose flour for hemp flour for texture:)

    Mary

    Came here bc of Liza koshy
    Stayed because of how good it looks. Cant wait to try it.

      vincisomething

      I’m here for the same reason. I’m bookmarking this because I want to try it.

        Layla

        Thanks! So happy to see new readers on the website, please do stick around for more recipes!! <3

          Maggie

          I went straight to the comments to see f there was anyone else

    Paulie

    Just made today and turned out fantastiC.uSed the coconut oiL and honey.used banana light greek yogurt,pecans and raisins.very moist.will make again!this is added to my fAvorites!

    Kayla

    this is seriously the best of the best when it comes to banana bread–healthier alternative or not I would pick this one every single time!! Its so so good!!

    Susan Berger Hamrick

    A wonderful basic recipe! I made a few alterations and it still turned out perfectly. Baked about 5 min less, used only 1/4 cup honey, substituted chunky, natural peanut butter for the oil, added 1/8 cup ground flax but lessened flour by same amount, used chopped pecans and currants. Sprayed pan with coconut oil and it slid right out.

    kat

    Very tasty! I used a convection oven and it was a touch dry around the edges and cooked in about 20 mins. I added shredded zucchini in with the bananas, peanuts and about 40g of cocoa powder. Was not super sweet, but I liked it. Sprinkled coconut on top too. Will make again!

    Senth Roga

    This recipe gets 5 stars! It turned out perfect!

    Anusuya

    Hi, great recipe. how do I substitute sugar for HONEY/Maple SYRUP and maintain the cake ratio. Thank you in advance.

    Gloria

    awesome

    Nora Johnson

    We made this with 1/2 honey and 1/2 maple syrup. We had some leftover peanut butter frosting, which we did not regret using on this delicious bread. Thanks for the recipe, we will DEFINITELY be making it again!

    Diane

    fantastic! Excellent recipe! I Used coconut oil, greek yogurt, maple syrup, chocolate chips, half whole wheat flour, half all-purpose and very ripe bananas (nearly all black skin) –this is a keeper recipe–new favorite banana bread recipe! Baked at 325 and it browned beautifully.

    Diana

    I am sorry I am yelling but my caps lock wont go off. This was a great recipe and I wanted to review it before i forgot.
    i cooked it on 350 for 50 minutes which was perfect
    i went with the yogurt and the olive oil and didnt put in any nuts or anything.
    like i said im so sorry for yelling. if anyone can tell me what i did wrong with this caps lock please tell me. augh

      Diana

      maple syrup not oil and i guess this just types in caps. who knew!

    Sara Joseph

    This is my favourite banana bRead recipe! It tastes delicious every time! I love using the coconut oil as you can’t even taste it. This recipe turns out greAt as muffins as well. I usually include Lindt 70% chocolatE, dates anD Fresh/ dried figs. Thanks so much! 🙂

    Christine

    I made it with maple syrup And walnuts, yum! Very popular at my place.

    Rosanne

    Made his in My egg bite molds. Baked in my crockpot express. Dessert 10 minutes high. Npr for 5 minutes. Uncover right away. Release from nolds onto a racK. Enjoy!

    AMaya

    Very good, but not very moist. I live in a dry climate, so i added 1/2 a cup of coconut, and they turned out great!

    Melinda

    I’m using a fan-forced oven, should i adjust the temperature? Thanks 🙂

    peeyush

    banana bread looks delicious. I will try it for sure.

    SARAH

    Can i make this bRead into muffins. And if ao what isbthe cooking time and temp you Would RECOMMEND!?

      Layla

      Yes, you can make them into muffins by dividing into 12 muffin cups and baking for about 18 minutes.