Healthy-Ish Banana Bread

I loooooove me some banana bread! I recently had some overripe bananas sitting on my counter, so instead of throwing them out, I thought I'd try a recipe I found a while back for a healthier version of banana bread that I never got around to trying.

My mom always made the BEST banana bread growing up. After getting the recipe from her, I realized why it was so good, as it called for 1 whole stick of butter and a whole cup of sugar! No thanks! This version is a bit healthier and tastes just as yummy! Great for a post workout treat, or whenever you're craving something sweet and doughy!

Healthy"ish" Banana Bread

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour-(I replace ½ the flour with almond meal, could probably use all almond meal)
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
1 egg
3 ripe bananas
½ cup Agave or honey, sugar, or whatever sweetener you like (I used about 1/4 cup Agave)
¼ cup oil( I used olive oil, could substitute applesauce, I'm sure)
Pinch of salt
Coat loaf pan with cooking spray. Mash bananas. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine egg, banana, Agave, and oil. Mix well and add flour mixture all at one time to the banana mixture. Stir until moistened. Should be lumpy. Spoon mixture into pan.

Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes(only took about 30 minutes for me!). Cool for 10 minutes.



  1. Yum! I looove banana bread too! This recipe sounds great :)

  2. Looks delish! I make a banana bread protein bar that sounds similar except I use oat flour and applesauce and I also add in vanilla protein powder as the sweetener!

    1. Hmm...I may have to experiment with that next time!


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