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!)
Calories 318 kcal
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, can use 1/3 cup for a slightly sweeter loaf 6 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup yogurt, plain 2 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
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.
Calories: 318 kcal | Carbohydrates: 42 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 69 mg | Sodium: 246 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 13 g