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Healthy Banana Bread

by Kim Conte on March 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM

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Healthy banana bread

Guess what I had for breakfast this morning? Homemade banana bread, fruit, and hot tea...the perfect way to start off my Monday morning!

I decided to make banana bread after looking at the bunch of bananas decomposing in my fridge. (Oops, didn't get to those in time.) But I wanted a recipe that would be healthy enough to eat for breakfast. I like this one, which is very hearty and rustic, because it involves so few ingredients. Plus, it doesn't have any butter or oil, and only calls for 3/4 cup of brown sugar or a combo of honey and molasses if you are so inclined. I also added some flax for added fiber.

Healthy Banana Bread (ever so slightly) Adapted From

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs, beaten light

2 c. whole wheat flour

3/4 c brown sugar, or slightly less honey or honey w/ a little molasses

1 tsp salt

1 tsp soda

1/2 c. chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional)

Mash bananas. Add eggs. Stir in dry ingredients. Bake in greased loaf pan at 350 for 40-60 minutes, depending on size, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. I made three mini loaves, and they took about 40 minutes to cook.

Filed Under: baking, breakfast, food, healthy choices, kid-friendly, recipes


  • maliza


    March 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    i've been looking for a recipe like this - thanks!

  • milmi...


    March 2, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Personally all tropical fruit is healthy, adding the word in front of it is just an adjetive.  Passion, Guava, Pineapple Breads are all extremely healthy.  I use to sell them around the neighborhood to raise funds for the class trips and parties.  Bread Pudding anyone?

  • Sally
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    March 2, 2009 at 4:48 PM
    Since bananas are so sweet, you may be able to reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe without compromising the taste. Also, I sometimes substitute brown sugar for white with fine results.
  • simpl...


    March 2, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Hmm, may have to keep this one in mind for my hubby, he always looks into these kinds of things that are minus the sugar and stuff. I'm assuming the soda is baking soda?

    Someday, I need to post a similar recipe for peanut butter cookies. Similar in that it doesn't have the sugar or butter but uses whole wheat flour and honey (and of course, peanut butter).

  • auntb...


    January 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Have you ever used splenda brown sugar?

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