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

4.79 from 105 votes

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


  • 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


  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.


healthy Moist Banana Bread


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    This is the best banana bread recipe!! It even works well if you use gluten free cup for cup flour!!

    N Militello

    This was a delicious banana bread! the only glitch was the baking time. Mine needed another 20 minutes, and it made the bottom a little too brown. I will use two smaller pans next time and cook accordingly.


    Prepared and baKed this exactly as written with coconut oil, honey, and yogurt as my Choices and it came out perfect. Baked in 50 minutes. I used 2 bananas and next time i’ll Use 3 as their flavor Was somewhat overshadowed by the chocolate chips. Still delicious, moist and easy. (I think mom’s recipe just got permanently replaced!)


    I made it yesterday and, after 1:10h in the oveN, it came out still slightly uncooked in the middle and burned on the bottom. It didn’t turn out fluffy like in the pic, but a dense, oily slab. It tastes good, but there’s something inherently wrong with the batter.

    I used an oven thermometer and set it to 325F according to the recipe. Maybe it’s because I mixed the ingredients using a stand mixer and may have overmixed them? Any ideas? I like the flavourS, just not the consistency.


    Just made this ! Turned out amazing ! Thank You


    My 5 year old son made this banana bread today (under my supervisioN) and it was amazing! Really moist and tasty. We used chocolate chunks, chopped pecans and pumpkin seeds with 100% wholewHeat flour. Great recipe.


    Best healthy version of banana bread ive ever made

    Michelle horning

    This is just devine! And super easy!! I will definit save this recipe & make it again!


    I made it many times by now and I useD oat flOur instead. I have to say that I do not add any sweetener most oF the time and each time it turns out Amazing. I love this reCipe, thank you so much for sharing it.


    Made This yeSterday and it was gobbled up quickly! Excellent recipe. Ill be making it again.
    Just a note about the baking time. I had to Keep it in the oveN for an extra 20 min before toothpick came out clean.


      Thanks for the 5 stars, Nada. The baking time does vary based on the type of oven you have. I’m glad you kept an eye on it and enjoyed it! 🙂

    GracIe pearl

    Just made this as i often crave sweet treats iN the evening and it is so good! I used spelt flour & aBout 3/4 of the wet mix as i felt the batter would be Too runny & it turned out amazing! Once cooled Gave My First slice a quick blast in the microwave & the choc chips turned all gooey yummmmm!


    wow, turned out beautifully. easy. made with organic ingredients.



    SO SO YUMMMMYYYYYYYYY. I am very well pleased. This was my first time making banana bread and this was easy and so yummy and moist!

    Kara Wyatt

    forgot my rating… hahah

    Kara Wyatt

    I don’t typically leave comments but this recipe is amazing! Turned out fantastic, all “healthy” breads usually turn out mushy and less than ideal- this is absolutely fantastic! i added walnuts and pecans instead of chocolate chips.


    NOM NOM NOM!! 😀


    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!!!


      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


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


      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.


    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.


    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!


    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!


    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!


    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.


    Please iGnore my question regarding the flour i need glasses!


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

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


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


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


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


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


    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


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


    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!


    Brilliant recipe! Thanks!!


    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


    Very nice!


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


      True. It should say refined sugar free


    substitution for wheat flour please