A Healthier Banana Bread

 
Lately, the hubby and I have been trying to eat a little healthier. We stopped drinking soda (for the most part) which was a big part of our daily lives (sadly). We also have switched from white rice to brown rice and white bread to whole wheat and whole grains. It’s been a process but we want to set a better example for Kaylee. So, this past weekend, I wanted to make some banana bread. Instead of getting out the recipe that has a won of sugar and white flour, I decided to try my hand at making something a bit healthier. I came up with this whole wheat banana bread with greek yogurt and honey. Enjoy!
 
 
A Healthier Banana Bread
 
Author: Amy Ramnarine
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Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey (you can also sub for agave nectar)
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, mix eggs, bananas, yogurt, honey, vanilla and coconut oil.
  3. In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing just until the flour has disappeared.
  5. Spoon the dough into a lightly greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
 

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33 Comments

  1. stopping over from last weeks pin it party! thanks for sharing this, just letting you know this was one of my faves so it's been PINNED!

    new follower here too! would love a follow back!
    XO, mama lola

  2. Banana bread is my absolute favorite, and this looks like an awesome variation! Pinning this, and thanks so much for sharing at my link party!

  3. Y-U-M! I am Pinning this and trying it today! I've got a ton of ripe bananas sitting on my counter that need to be used desperately. I love that you used Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour, too! I use these as substitutes in a lot of my baking and it's nice to find a recipe where I don't have to guess at how to substitute.

    Jessica from http://www.domesticblisssquared.com

    1. Thanks Jessica! I hope you enjoy the recipe! The riper the bananas the better since they tend to be sweeter and since this recipe doesn't have sugar it makes it all the better =) I hope you have an amazing weekend!

  4. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! This recipe looks delicious and I love the healthier substitutions! I sure do love to bake but it can be hard to find yummy recipes when you're eating healthier.

    1. I totally agree. We've been trying to eat healthier but it's so hard to find healthy baked goods. I really enjoyed the banana bread so I hope you enjoy the recipe too! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

  5. Stopping by from the All Things Thursday blog hop. I love using Greek yogurt, but haven't yet tried using wheat flour in place of white. This looks like a great recipe to try it out on! 🙂

    1. Thank you for stopping by Jen! I hope your bread comes out good! I would love to have your feedback if you decide to try the recipe =)

  6. I'm always looking for healthier recipes…and I love the idea of doing a whole wheat banana bread!!! I'd love it if you would stop by and link it up at my new link party, Feed Me Friday!

    1. Thanks for inviting me Sara! I've linked up my recipe and added your button to my link party page =)

  7. This looks delicious. I've been craving banana bread lately, may have to try making some this evening.:) Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring in next week's issue.

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