Here is my Healthy Banana Bread Recipe that I have used for years.
I love banana bread, so a few years ago when hubby and I decided to overhaul how we were eating I went through and updated my banana bread recipe to make it healthier.
It is still very moist, sweet, and delicious. Full of good fats, lots of fiber, and anti-oxidants (from the chocolate chips).
- Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a standard loaf pan (I use spray oil).
- Beat 2 large eggs in a small bowl with 1-3t of vanilla to taste.
- Mash 2-3 mushy sweet bananas in a separate small bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix 2/3 cup whole wheat flour with 2/3 cup ground flax seeds, 1/2 tbsp baking soda, 1/2 tbsp salt, 1/2 tbsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tbsp baking powder.
Place 1/2 cup raw sugar in a large bowl and mix with 5 tbsp cold pressed walnut oil (I have also used peanut and coconut oils) - about a minute with hand mixer.
Using hand mixer, blend flour mixture into sugar mixture in 2-3 parts, and then add eggs along with vanilla extract to taste (1-3 tbsp) and take a spatula and fold in the mashed bananas.
And here's where I stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are optional.
Put in loaf pan and bake for approximately one hour on middle rack of oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out and cool on a rack. Slices should be about 1/2" - no thicker!
I also make this with pumpkin instead of bananas, adding nutmeg with the cinnamon.