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.  Some how, 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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
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

 


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    Kelsey

    I usually don’t comment On recipes, however I HAVE MY SECOND LOAF IN THE OVEN AS I TYPE:) [MADE THE FIRST A FEW WEEK AGO]. IT’S SO FRICKING MOIST AND DELICIOUS. I used olive oil, and sprinkled brown sugar on the top right before putting it into the oven. My Boyfriend and i love unhealthy sweets and hate “healthier” alternatives… but by god this is 10 times better than any banana bread i ever tried!!!! We ate The Whole loaf in Two day! The only thing i did differently was use 3 tsps of baking powder instead of soda because that’s all i had.

    Thank You for This recipe!!!

      Layla

      Thanks for the 5 stars, Kelsey, I’m so happy to hear how much you guys like the banana bread! It totally does not taste “healthy” and is our favorite banana bread recipe as well <3

    EGita

    Not thAt healthy if you add all of the required honey and olive oil for example. As well too much Wheat required.

      Layla

      This bread is a healthy ALTERNATIVE to regular banana bread. It’s not for everyone but if you are cutting down on processed sugars and white wheat then this is a great option.

    Maria

    By far the best banana bread I have MAde in the last 40 years. Love that there is no processed sugar or butter. Also,great with whole wheat flour. . I sweeten with Lily’s dark chocolate chips made with with STEVIA All the family loves it including grandchildren.

    Julia

    i make this all the time With either mashed Banana or pureed pumpkin and theyre both fabulous. I like to add dark chOcolate chunks anD sprinkle with walnuts so they get nice and toasted on top. Great recipe!

    Vanessa

    I made this this morning for the first time and it turned out Devine!
    Always happy when I try a new recipe and it doesn’t DISAPPOINT.
    Thank you!

    Jess

    I use thus recipe all the time…as soon as I see the bananas going spotty, I get THE rest if the ingredients together. Everyone loves it!

    CAke

    be tastY

    Corina Moreno-Beckham

    I make this all the time for my kids. They love it. Best recipe ever. I use a little less honey and add chocolate chips.

    Marianthi

    Please iGnore my question regarding the flour i need glasses!

    Marianthi

    Hi i have got really confused with the amount of flour required. Is it 13 cups? Help i think ive made a mess

    Gsalvarad79@Me.com

    i tried this reCipe thus weekend and it was delicious. Thank you

    Hala

    Finally a Healthy banana bread recipe that actually works. I used all purpose flour and added walnuts.

      Layla

      Walnuts are great in banana bread! So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Hala <3

    Brooke

    Is it Still healthy if we use all puRpose flour? My mom wont let me bake with gluten Free flour

    karm

    Just made this – delicious, i added raisins & walnuts, plus some marcascpone & ricotta frosting. moist and full of taste! Shall be repeated again and again.

    Lauren

    Amazing! 212 for a little slice does seem like a lot of calories but its so good I could eat the whole thing at once! love this recipe

    Jessica

    it would be nice if recipes stated what oven they used, whether it was a regular, gas or fan force!

    Sydney

    I’ve made this recipe (the vegan version) many times, and every time it comes out moist and delicious. Thanks for the awesome banana bread recipe!

    Sheila

    Brilliant recipe! Thanks!!

    Diane

    Just made this as a treat for my daughter’s lunchbox – wow! I think iTs my favourite banana bread recipe so far. I had half an orange to use up, so i Squeezed that in, and also added soMe dessicated coconut and a seed mix of chia/Hemp/linseed. I don’t thinks it’s going to last long! 😊

    Pauline Fowler

    What can I use in the place of the Greek yogurt

    Shira

    Very nice!

    Michellee

    I am curious to know why you claim this as “Sugar Free” it is not Sugar
    free, All honey has sugar in it.

      Bella

      True. It should say refined sugar free

    d

    substitution for wheat flour please