Home > Breakfast > Healthy Banana Bread Healthy Banana Bread January 22, 2020 | 94 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Healthy Banana Bread is filled with good-for-you ingredients. This recipe uses everyday products and does not have any refined sugars or butter. Have more overripe bananas? Try these Healthy Banana Muffins or Banana Pancakes next! Healthy Banana Bread Recipe At the start of the week, I typically buy about 20 bananas. We go through bananas so quickly at my home! My kids love them as snacks or cut up in their oatmeal, I freeze them to use in an Açaí Bowl or this Blueberry Smoothie, and my husband loves them in this Chocolate Protein Shake. If we have any leftovers at the end of the week, my kids beg for a baked banana treat. They’ll usually request these Banana Cupcakes, but after I made this healthy banana bread a few weeks ago, they’ve consistently asked for it. Score! This bread is packed with good ingredients — protein from the eggs and Greek yogurt, vitamins and nutrients from the bananas, a boost in good cholesterol and energy from the coconut oil, and antioxidants from the honey. Ingredients In Healthy Banana Bread Coconut Oil: Adds moisture and a subtle coconut flavor, while also binding the ingredients together. Honey: Sweetens the bread naturally and contributes to a moist texture. Eggs: Act as a binding agent and help the healthy banana bread rise. Mashed Bananas: Provide the signature flavor, natural sweetness, and moisture. Greek Yogurt: Adds creaminess and a slight tang, contributing to a tender crumb. Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor profile with a warm aroma. Salt, Cinnamon, Baking Soda: Salt balances the sweetness, cinnamon adds warmth, and baking soda helps the bread rise and become fluffy. Flour: The main structure of the bread, giving it form and substance. QUICK TIP Mash bananas thoroughly (and quickly). To make sure the banana is mashed really well and you don’t end up with big chunks of banana, mash the ripe bananas with a hand or stand mixer. Peel the bananas, break them into large chunks, and beat them with the mixer until well-mashed. How To Make Healthy Banana Bread Prep: Heat the oven, grease and flour a bread pan. Wet Ingredients: Mix coconut oil and honey, then eggs, mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Dry Ingredients: Directly add salt, cinnamon, and baking soda to wet mix, then stir in flour and chocolate chips until just combined. Bake: Pour into the pan and bake until done. Cool: Let the healthy banana bread rest in the pan before turning it out to cool completely and then serve. VARIATIONS Switch Things Up Miniature chocolate chips: To keep things on the healthy side, I’d recommend adding miniature dark chocolate chips. Dark chocolate has healthy fats and lots of antioxidants. Chopped nuts: Chopped walnuts or pecans would be great in this healthy banana bread; use small pieces and toss with the flour before adding to the batter. Raisins: Regular raisins, golden raisins, dried cherries, or dried cranberries would all be delicious. Again, toss with flour before adding to the batter. Spiced banana bread: Leave out the add-ins and amp up the spices. Add 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to this healthy banana bread batter or give it a fun flavor twist by adding a teaspoon or two of pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice. STORAGE Storage And Freezing Tips Can I freeze banana bread? Yes, you can freeze banana bread. Cool it completely before wrapping each slice in plastic wrap and placing them in a freezer-safe bag or container. It will keep for up to 3 months. Thaw slices at room temperature in about 10 minutes or in the fridge for a bit longer. How long does healthy banana bread last? Banana bread stays fresh for 2-3 days in the refrigerator if it’s wrapped well and kept in an airtight container. Due to its moisture content, it may start to mold if left longer. Do I need to refrigerate banana bread? It’s best to refrigerate banana bread after a day at room temperature to maintain its freshness. For a warm treat, microwave individual slices for 10-15 seconds. More Healthy Recipes Healthy Fruit Tart Recipe Greek yogurt Healthy Blueberry Muffins Healthy No-Bake Cookies Peanut Butter Protein Shake Healthy Zucchini Bread FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Healthy Banana Bread 4.65 from 28 votes - Review this recipe Healthy Banana Bread is filled with good-for-you ingredients. This recipe uses everyday products and does not have any refined sugars or butter. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Healthy Banana Bread 4.65 from 28 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Healthy Banana Bread is filled with good-for-you ingredients. This recipe uses everyday products and does not have any refined sugars or butter. Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword healthy banana bread Prep Time 20 minutes minutes Cook Time 50 minutes minutes Total Time 1 hour hour 10 minutes minutes Servings 12 slices Chelsea Lords Calories 139kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $4.98 Ingredients▢ 1/3 cup melted coconut oil▢ 1/2 cup (185g) honey▢ 2 large eggs▢ 1 packed cup (245g) mashed very ripe bananas (~2 large bananas)▢ 1/4 cup (53g) full-fat honey vanilla Greek yogurt (I recommend Greek Gods)▢ 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract▢ 3/4 teaspoon fine salt▢ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon▢ 1 teaspoon baking soda▢ 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) white, all-purpose flour▢ 3/4 cup (115g) mini chocolate chips, optional▢ 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats, optional InstructionsPREP: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease a 9x5-inch bread pan and lightly dust with flour. Tap off excess flour over the sink and set the prepared pan aside .WET INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, whisk together the 1/3 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup honey. Add in the 2 large eggs and whisk until smooth. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until well mashed and broken down (Note 1). Pack mashed bananas into a 1-cup measuring cup and level the top. Add to the wet ingredients along with the 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and combined.DRY INGREDIENTS: On top of the wet ingredients, add the 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Stir. Add in the 1 and 3/4 cup flour and the 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips (if using) right on top of the flour. With a wooden spoon, gently stir the chocolate chips to get coated with the flour and then mix the flour into the rest of the ingredients. Do not over-mix; stop as soon as the flour is fully incorporated.BAKE: Using a spatula, scrape all the batter into the prepared 9x5-inch pan. Bake in the fully preheated oven for 50-65 minutes or until very lightly browned on the edges and a toothpick comes out clean (or with few moist crumbs) from the center of the pan.COOL: Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then invert onto a cooling rack. When fully cool, cut into slices and enjoy. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Enjoy slices warmed in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Bread freezes and thaws well. Recipe NotesNote 1: Bananas: To quickly and thoroughly mash bananas, remove the peels, break into a few pieces, and then beat them in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until well mashed. Note 2: Sugar: While this recipe contains no added sugar, if you add chocolate chips to the batter, keep in mind that most commercial brands contain sugar. Nutrition FactsServing: 12slices | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 117.9mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 14.5g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.