Healthy 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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf
Author Layla


  • 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
  • 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
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  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.

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 for this bread.

Healthier Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread


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