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Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread is filled with good-for-you ingredients. This recipe uses everyday ingredients and does not have any refined sugars or butter.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy banana bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 139kcal
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

Instructions

  • PREP: 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.

Notes

Note 1: To quickly and thoroughly mash bananas, remove the peels, break into a few pieces, and then beat them in a stand mixer or with hand mixers until well mashed.
Note 2: While this recipe contains no added sugar, if you add chocolate chips to the batter, keep in mind that they contain sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 12slices | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 117.9mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 14.5g