Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

By Rena |

Easy and healthy banana bread recipe that’s fluffy and full of flavor and moist. Perfect for breakfast with your coffee, as a mid-afternoon snack or as a dessert. They are rich in banana flavor with a touch of cinnamon. The best way to use your over-ripe bananas.

top view banana bread on a wrack

When life gives you ripe bananas, make banana bread! They are the most, rich, soft, filling, and such a delicious treat. Easy to make and only needs about an hour with only 10 minutes of prep time. Add whatever toppings you like to these healthy banana bread like nuts or dark chocolate chips. Enjoy a slice with your morning coffee or as a treat later on in the day. They store well on your kitchen counter and can also be frozen for later use!

Why this banana bread recipe is awesome

  • Super easy: it is really so easy to make. We have a step by step process for you to follow. It’s as simple as mixing the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and then bake.
  • Healthy: made with healthy ingredients like wheat flour, honey in place of sugar, and coconut oil in place of butter.
  • Delicious: so fluffy, moist, and full of flavor. Hard to stop at one slice

banana bread in a pan top view

Ingredients you will need

  • Flour: you can use any flour your like such as gluten-free flour, white flour, oat flour, or whole wheat flour.
  • Egg: room temperature
  • Bananas: best to use ripe bananas
  • Honey
  • Milk: any milk will work. we used almond milk
  • Baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and baking powder

 

banana bread ingredients

How to make the banana bread

  • Mix the dry ingredients: in a bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix and set aside.

collage of banana bread dry ingredients

  • Combine wet ingredients: Next, in a separate bowl, add in the mashed bananas, eggs, oil, honey, milk, and vanilla. Mix well until they are well incorporated.

collage of mixing the wet ingredients

  • Combine wet and dry ingredients: After mixing the wet ingredients, combine the flour (dry) ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix them well using a spatula until they are combined.

collage of mixing wet with dry ingredients

  • Bake: Place the banana bread dough in a greased pan and bake at 350 F for about 40-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean! Let it cool before and place on a wire rack for another 10 minutes before cutting them in slices.

banan bread dough in plan before baking

FAQ’S and Tips

  • Flour – we used whole wheat flour, but you can use a mix of different flours like gluten-free, white, spelt flour, or oat flour.
  • Sweetener: you may use honey, agave, maple syrup, or any other sweetener like monk fruit sweetener.
  • Make sure you use ripe bananas
  • Oil: Any neutral oil will work. We love using coconut oil
  • Milk: we used almond milk, but you can use any milk of choice
  • Allow the banana bread to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan and then place on a wire rack for another 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serving size: 1 SLICE

 

How to store banana bread

Cover and place leftovers in the fridge for up to 5-7 days. You may leave banana bread on the counter covered for a couple of days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You cover with plastic wraps and then with foil before freezing for up to 3 months.

Does banana bread taste better the next day

Some may argue that banana bread tastes better the next day. The flavors set in and will become moister. if you prefer the banana bread serve warm, you can reheat a slice for 10-12 seconds in the microwave.

What is the best way to wrap banana bread

The right way to store banana bread is to make sure it is wrapped with either foil or plastic wrap to prevent it from drying put and retain moisture. You can also place banana bread in a tightly sealed container.

top view of sliced banana bread

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side view of sliced banana bread

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Easy and healthy banana bread recipe made using whole wheat flour, bananas, coconut oil, honey, and other pantry staple ingredient.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 slices
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ Cup White whole wheat flour
  • 3 large Ripe bananas mashed, about 1 cup
  • Cup Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Milk of choice we used almond milk
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix and set aside
  • Next, using a separate bowl, mix the mash bananas, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, eggs, and milk.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry flour ingredient. Mix together until well combined.
  • Using cooking spray, grease bread pan and pour the batter into pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

Substitutes:
  • Flour - we used whole wheat flour, but you can use a mix of different flours like gluten-free, white, spelt flour, or oat flour.
  • Sweetener: you may use honey, agave, maple syrup, or any other sweetener like monk fruit sweetener.
  • Make sure you use ripe bananas
  • Oil: Any neutral oil will work. We love using coconut oil
  • Milk: we used almond milk, but you can use any milk of choice
  • SERVING SIZE: 1 SLICE
Storage:
Cover and place leftovers in the fridge for up to 5-7 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You cover with plastic wraps and then with foil before freezing for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Nicole T says

    5 stars
    Hello Rena! I’ve used this recipe a few times and it’s always delicious. I just add walnuts because I love crunchy foods. I had a question, could I add Protein powder, and would it replace part of the flour or should I just add it to the recipe?

      • Nicole says

        You’re welcome! I think you missed my question about adding protein powder? I would really appreciate your suggestion since you made this recipe so great! Thank you, Rena:)

        • Rena says

          oops. Sorry about that. You can add protein powder. But keep in mind protein powder makes it a bit more on the dry side. I would suggest adding 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce. But you can still try making it without.

  2. Cristina says

    5 stars
    Made this last night and was a huge hit!! I used paleo flour, agave, almond milk and coconut oil. I also added enjoy life mini chocolate chips and it was delicious! Thank you!!

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