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Healthy Banana Bread

5 from 30 reviews

Healthy Banana Bread moist with applesauce, no refined sugar and low fat. Easy banana bread recipe your kids will love.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American
  • Diet: Low Calorie
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium very ripe bananas (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder, aluminum free
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat or spelt flour

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.

Notes

  • Please follow the recipe. I can’t stress enough that baking is a science and 99% times deviations from original recipe result in baking fails.
  • Flours that don’t work with this healthy banana bread recipe are almond flour and coconut flour.
  • To “ripen” bananas faster, bake yellow bananas with skin on for 20 minutes at 300 degrees F oven. Or place a few ripened bananas or apples with unripened ones in a brown bag, close tightly and wait 1-2 days.
  • If using frozen bananas, thaw them first and do not discard liquid that separates.
  • Optional mix-ins: 1/2 to 1 cup of nuts, chocolate chips or blueberries.
  • You can make mini banana loaves by baking them for about 35-40 minutes and checking with a toothpick.

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