Best Ever Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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Banana Bread

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Recipe by ambitiouskitchen Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

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Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cup mashed banana)

  • 2 eggs, at room temperature (very important to be at room temp)

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (do not use honey)

  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt (whole milk or 2% is best)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour*

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled (you can also use olive oil or melted and cooled coconut oil but I prefer butter)

  • Optional add-ins:
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, dairy free if desired

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, for sprinkling on top

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch pan with parchment paper and grease the inside of the pan to prevent sticking.
  • In a large bowl mix together the mashed banana, eggs, maple syrup, greek yogurt and vanilla extract to a bowl until well combined. (OR if you prefer, you can add all the wet ingredients to a blender to combine — I prefer to mix in a bowl.)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix!
  • Next, mix in the melted and cooled butter (or coconut oil). At this point you can fold in an of the following: ½ cup chopped walnuts or ½ cup chocolate chips (or both!).
  • Add banana bread batter into prepared pan. Optional but not required: split a banana down the middle vertically then add on top of the batter or just add banana slices on top, side by side. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Allow bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Once bread is cool, cut into 12 slices. Serve with nut butter spread on top for a healthy snack or breakfast on the go.

Notes

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