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Healthy Banana Bread

This lightened up healthy banana bread is a family favorite! 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keywords banana bread, healthy banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed brown bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted and slightly cooled coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the melted coconut oil and stir until combined. Stir in the maple syrup or honey, Greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t over mix. If you over mix the bread will flatten and end up heavy.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if using. Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Check the bread at 50 minutes, just to be safe. Oven times vary.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack until slightly warm. Cut into slices and serve.

Recipe Notes

The banana bread will keep on the counter, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days. This bread also freezes well. To freeze, cool the bread completely and wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.