For weeks I have been making and eating my weight in banana bread. The Jimmys (Fallon and Kimmel) both confirmed last week that (thank goodness) I am not alone. It must be human nature to seek comfort via bananas. If you are craving it too, here’s my go-to healthy recipe for delicious, super-moist banana bread.
Healthier Banana Bread that the Whole Family will Love
This recipe will make you feel better about eating banana bread because it’s a healthy trifecta; refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and it can be dairy-free too. But, if you are not limited by dietary restrictions, you will still love it!
The recipe includes an abundance of healthy ingredients:
Healthy Fat, avocado oil, butter or coconut oil
Gluten-Free Baking Flour
Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal
It’s wonderful with or without collagen powder.
Other ideas to add to your banana bread recipe
Customize your bread even more to get it just the way you want it. Make it your way with these yummy ingredients:
Nuts, such as walnuts or pecans
Dried Fruit, such as apricots, dates, or raisins
Chocolate Chips, milk, or dark
Greens, such as chocolate or peanut butter flavor
Nut Butters, such as peanut butter or almond butter
Protein Powder, vanilla, or chocolate
My personal fav is adding nuts and Lily’s dark chocolate chips.
Protein Powder does taste good in the bread, but it does make it a bit drier overall. All protein powders are different so you may want to experiment and test your brand.
You have many options when it comes to sweeteners, natural, or refined. I prefer xylitol because it has a low glycemic index and measures just like sugar. Adjust sweetener to taste.
Healthy Fats Alternatives for Banana bread
You cannot go wrong using any of these healthy fats:
I typically use avocado oil because it’s really fast to pour, dairy-free, and delicious!
Make and Bake the Bread any Shape
All shapes and sizes; from muffins or mini bread pans to regular size loaf pans are equally wonderful! The baking times will vary though, depending on your pan and oven. See the recipe for bake times, but always watch the oven carefully to get the perfect results for your individual scenario.
The bread stands beautifully on its own, but it’s always tasty when served with toppings. Here are a few ideas.
Carmel, date caramel is delicious
How to Freeze Banana Bread
This recipe freezes wonderfully. Personally, I love to make the bread using 3 mini loaf pans from Wilton. I leave one out and freeze two for later. The size is perfect for a week of banana bread happiness. If you have a house full you may want to make a large loaf. Or two.
If you make extra banana bread, follow these easy steps for the best way to freeze banana bread to retain its flavor and texture. After baking, cool your banana bread completely. Wrap the loaf or individual slices tightly in 2-3 layers of plastic wrap, then wrap in foil, a large freezer storage bag, or a freezer-safe container. Date your freezer package and freeze for up to 3 months. You can quickly thaw the banana bread in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Below is the DELICIOUS, healthy, and very easy recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! The batter only takes about 10 minutes to whip up, by hand or with a mixer. The bread stays moist for days … if it lasts that long!Print
Wishing you comfort food & joy,
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