Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread
There was a special request made in my house for banana bread. Funny, I don’t remember putting out a suggestion box
I set out to make a healthier banana bread so that I could also enjoy a couple of slices and feel good about what I was eating. There’s still enough butter and sugar in this recipe that it doesn’t taste too “healthy-hippie-dippie-forest-floor-crunchy-granola-you-call-this-bread?!”

healthy banana bread

In other words, you can still pass it off to your family as good ol’ fashioned banana bread and know they’re reaping the benefits of a few healthy substitutions and it’s inclusion of fat-free yogurt, ground flaxseed, and whole wheat flour

healthy banana bread

Yogurt is a good source of protein and calcium, and baking with it reduces the amount of butter needed. Flaxseeds provide omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber. Whole wheat flour is all around more nutritious and packs more protein and fiber than it’s white counterpart

healthy banana bread

This banana bread was a hit — moist, not overly sweet, and super flavorful! I like to eat it either right out of the oven or toasted with a little almond butter for an added protein boost. healthy banana bread #healthyrecipe #healthybreakfast #bananabread

Healthy Banana Bread

Serves 12

Moist, banana-y, healthy, but not too healthy — this healthier banana bread uses a few substitutions to boost it’s nutrient content, but sacrifices nothing when it comes to flavor, making it both mom- and kid-approved!

  1. 3 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
  2. 1/3 c plain fat-free yogurt
  3. 5 Tbs butter, melted
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1/2 c granulated sugar
  6. 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  7. 1 1/2 c whole-wheat flour
  8. 1/4 c ground flaxseed
  9. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  10. 1/2 tsp salt
  11. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  12. 1/2 tsp allspice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  3. To the bananas, add yogurt, melted butter, and eggs. Beat these ingredients together.
  4. Next, add the granulated and brown sugars to the banana mixture, and beat until combined. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, ground flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Lightly mix these all together.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture a little bit at a time. Mix until just blended.
  7. Pour the batter into a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan, slice and serve!

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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