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Healthy Banana Bread

Bake a loaf of banana bread that’s so sweet, light, cakey, and comforting, no one will know it’s a healthy makeover of this classic treat. Our healthy banana bread uses 100% whole grains, whole milk yogurt, plus honey or maple syrup as a natural sweetener (in sensible amounts!)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Banana Bread
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup yogurt, plain
  • 2 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease one standard-sized loaf pan.
  • Combine flours, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan. Whisk in syrup, yogurt, vanilla, mashed bananas, and egg. (Make sure the mixture is somewhat cooled before adding the egg.)
  • Stir in flour mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts, if using.
  • Pour into loaf pan. Sprinkle extra walnuts on top, if desired, before baking.
  • Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.