by Olena

Healthy Banana Bread

by Olena

Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.

Simple, easy, moist and super healthy banana bread recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. If you can find a more simple healthy banana bread sweetened only with 1/3 cup of maple syrup and without a cup of vegetable oil, feel free to leave it in the comments.

Your perfect banana bread should be moist inside, with glossy and sticky top, with a crack. And when you take a bite it melts in your mouth. That in my world is the best healthy banana bread and you are looking at it right now!

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Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.

What Makes Super Healthy Banana Bread

  • Natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey replaces refined sugar.
  • Applesauce replaces almost a cup of oil and makes banana bread moist.
  • Whole wheat flour adds fiber, nutrients and vitamins unlike the all-purpose flour stripped of everything that’s good for us.

Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.

What Are the Best Bananas for Banana Bread

  • Yellow with brown spots bananas are super sweet.
  • The uglier bananas, the better. Even uglier than in my photo and video are perfect.
  • To “ripen” bananas faster, bake yellow bananas for 20 minutes at 300 degrees F.

How to Make Healthy Banana Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9 x 5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork or a masherSimple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.
  2. Add eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk to combine (masher works fine). Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.
  3. Add flour and stir gently just enough to mix. Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.
  4. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool off completely. 
  6. Cut into 10 slices and enjoy.Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.

This healthy banana recipe is so simple my 9 year old made it following only ingredients list without directions drafted on my phone. The bread came out exceptional. So, you can make it. It is super-duper good.

I also have amazing coconut flour banana bread and banana zucchini muffins recipes, if you are looking for a variation of banana bread recipe. As well as to-die-for delicious without a cup of oil and simple healthy zucchini bread.

Enjoy and stop eating Starbucks.:)

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Healthy Banana Bread

5 from 2 reviews

Simple, easy, moist and super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with applesauce, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and no sugar. Rave reader reviews.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9 x 5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork or a masher. Add eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk to combine (masher works fine).
  3. Add flour and stir gently just enough to mix. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool off completely. Cut into 10 slices and enjoy.

Store: Keep in a cool dry place in a glass airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

Made a recipe? Tag @ifoodreal on Instagram. I would love to share it with everyone!

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  1. I have made many a “clean eating” banana bread. This was, by far, the most outstanding. The size of the loaf was relatively large compared to others I have made. I added some cinnamon to this for an extra little bit of flavour. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. Amazing banana bread…The smell, the flavor…omg!!! I forgot to put in the avocado, and i couldnt resist puntting in ceylon cinnamon and nutmeg. It was perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Petros. Glad to hear! Your comment made me puzzled for a bit about avocado but then I figured it out by reading my recipe. That is not avocado you are supposed to add but rather an avocado oil. Or basically any oil. 2 tbsp. But I am glad my whole wheat banana recipe worked without avocado anyways.:)

  3. This is the BEST banana bread I’ve ever made. I was out of applesauce and to lazy to make some so I used an extra banana. The lightest banana bread I’ve ever made. Thank you.

  4. Hi,

    I followed your recipe, I think it’s the best I have seen. I am not sure what applesauce is and I replaced it with unsweetened almond milk. I baked for 40mins and the bread turned out quite dry. Is it because I don’t have much oil In it (the applesauce has oil I presume)?

    Thanks!

    Sissi

    1. Hi Sissi. You can’t replace applesauce with almond milk. Applesauce is puréed cooked apples full of fiber thus adding moisture. It replaces oil in baking quite well. Almond milk is simply water. You can buy applesauce in any store. Bread will turn out amazing!

  5. Just made this recipe, and it is soo good! The only difference is I used 3 large bananas and 1/4 cup maple syrup because it was easier to calculate the nutrition lol. I used spelt flour and next time I will use whole wheat and see how it turns out. It might seem soggy/wet when you first take it out the oven and cut into it but rest assured when it cools overnight it dries and is fluffier than ever. Oh and I had to bake mines for 10min extra on top of the 60min.

  6. Just made this following the recipe exactly with the addition of 2 T of mini chocolate chips. I halved the recipe as I only had 2 ripe bananas. I baked it for 35 minutes. It’s almost gone, after being highly approved by an 8 and 10 year old, and ME!! Very moist and delicious!

  7. Hi, Olena!
    First of.all, thank you for.sharing with your healthy and light recipes! This is awesome, because the recipes that I see perfectly fit.in my current diet:) I recently had my 4 th child and surely gained some baby fat:( but am working on getting back in shape. I am also eating high protein and low fat/carb foods. It is very effective! And does not affect my milk supply:)
    Blessings to your family!!!