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Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy banana bread is a delicious snack or breakfast thanks to added protein and reduced sugar and oil! This tasty snack mixes up fast and is a great way to use up overripe bananas.

Healthy Banana Bread - A delicious snack that is both easy and healthy!

There is never a bad time for banana bread. Or rather it is ALWAYS  good time for banana bread. Let’s stay positive, folks.

Banana Bread Healthy

I especially love that I can eat this healthy banana bread guilt-free thanks to the reduced oil (hey-o applesauce!) and sugar. It’s still perfectly sweet and moist, I promise.  I’ve been loving it lately as a post-breastfeeding snack because I have all the nursing hungers and it is satisfying comfort food, but good for you! Win-win-win! If you are also a fan of easy, healthy, sanity-saving recipes be sure to grab your FREE WEEK of my Real Food Comfort Food Meal Plan!! I made this resource for busy mom’s just like you and I think you’ll love it!! You’ll get a week’s worth of great recipes, your grocery list planned out for you, a step-by-step meal prep guide, plus leftover ideas, side dish tips and more! What are you most looking forward to this fall? Any fun activities planned?  We are doing our annual apple cider making trip next week!

Healthy Banana Bread -

To make this recipe you may need… Large bread loaf pan  Cute Bread/Cutting Board cutting board  

Banana bread protein

I love classic comfort foods that I can tweak to be healthier and  feel good about eating it and feeding it to my  loved ones! The kiddos gobbled this up too! They both love bananas, but aren’t crazy about nuts, so we left them out; but adding chopped walnuts or pecans gives this bread some extra healthy fat and crunchy texture.

Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread - A delicious snack that is both easy and healthy!

Healthy Banana Bread

Yield: 1 large loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Healthy banana bread is a delicious snack or breakfast thanks to added protein and reduced sugar and oil! This tasty snack mixes up fast and is a great way to use up overripe bananas.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 scoops, approximately 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, I love walnuts, but pecans are lovely too!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly beat sugar, applesauce, eggs, bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla until smooth. Add flours, protein powder, baking soda and salt and stir just until combined. Fold in nuts if desired.
  3. Pour into lightly greased 9x5 bread pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Top with aluminum foil to prevent over browning)
  5. Allow to cool before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Just a little tip… if you do not have buttermilk on hand (I rarely never do) you can substitute 1/2 cup of regular milk mixed with a 1/2 Tablespoon of distilled white vinegar. Let sit 5 minutes and then add to recipe as indicated. Also, I’m not super brand loyal to protein powders. It’s kind of like me and mascara….there always could be something better out there.  Haha! But here is my current protein powder choice and I want to try this one next!

Banana Bread Recipe Healthy

This healthy banana bread will go fast in your household! It’s hard to resist, but thanks to healthier ingredients you don’t have to! It pairs well with a cup of hot coffee or chai tea or a cold glass of your favorite milk! Are you all just dying for more fall-ish weather, like me? I’m telling you it can’t come soon enough! I’m ready for crisp days and warm banana bread! What are you most looking forward to this fall? Any fun activities planned?  We are doing our annual apple cider making trip next week!

Healthy Banana Bread -

To make this recipe you may need… Large bread loaf pan  Cute Bread/Cutting Board cutting board  

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4 Comments

  1. This banana bread is the perfect family snack. We had this last Saturday and the kids loved it. Finally, I found an easy to prepare and healthy snack that’s kids approved. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Thank you for sharing this healthy banana bread recipe. Its exactly the way i like it, not overly sweet, not greasy, but moist. Most of all high in protein compare to other recipe. I can enjoy this wheni am counting my Macro.

    1. Ah Caroline!! I’m so happy to hear that you love it too and it helps you stay in your macros! Stay safe!

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