My entire family loves banana bread and this healthy banana bread recipe is a hit around here. It is so easy to make, freezes great and does not take much time at all.
Healthy banana bread recipe
My kids like eating bananas but sometimes I think they intentionally leave bananas sit on the counter with the hopes I will make banana bread. I have my go-to banana bread recipe, but I have been wanting to try a healthy banana bread recipe.
Now, I wasn’t planning on making a sugar-free, calorie-free banana bread, I mean it is still bread after all. However, I just wanted a healthier option with maybe a little less fat and calories.
This recipe ended up super moist and super tasty. My 8 kids devoured it literally in minutes!
If all of my kiddos declared this a winner, you know it really is good.
Finally a healthy banana bread with applesauce that tastes great!
This recipe is so delicious that no one will ever guess that it is healthy too. Give it a try and see if your kids love it as much as mine do!
Ingredients you need:
- granulated sugar
- butter or margarine
- ripe bananas
- sour cream
- egg whites
- baking soda
As you can see, this recipe is lightly different than my other recipe, but you are not missing out on the sugar. You could easily swap out the sugar too with something else to make it even healthier, but I think my husband would have cried if I got rid of the sugar completely. 🙂
How to make this simple healthy banana bread recipe?
First, preheat the oven.
Next, combine the sugar and softened butter and beat with mixer.
Now it is time to add the bananas, milk, sour cream and egg whites. Beat well.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture and combine until well mixed.
Spray a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Healthy substitution ideas:
- Try almond milk for a dairy free option.
- Make flax eggs to use instead of regular eggs.
- Add dark chocolate chips or peanut butter morsels for a special treat.
- Use coconut oil instead of the butter.
- Substitute almond flour for the regular flour.
- White whole wheat flour is another good substitute.
Is banana bread healthy?
Banana bread made with less sugar is a healthy snack ideas. This recipe greatly reduces the sugar and other unhealthy ingredients such as oil to make a healthy banana bread. It is pretty tasty too!
This healthy banana bread recipe is moist and delicious and sure to be a hit. You will love this recipe!
I made this healthy banana bread recipe the other day again and my family gave it 2 thumbs up. To be honest, they didn’t notice a difference between this healthier version and my original version. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.
What do you think about this healthy banana bread recipe? Like I said, this isn’t a zero calorie bread, but it does cut out some of the fat and calories than my usual moist banana bread recipe.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. I’d love to hear what you think.
How to freeze banana bread:
This recipe freezes great. You can make a lot all at once and then freeze them.
Just wrap it in cling wrap and place in a freezer bag. Allow it to thaw on the counter until you are ready to serve. Your family will never know it came out of the freezer.
You might want to double the recipe like we do so you can have one now and one for later. It really isn’t any more work to make extra and you can stock your freezer.
This makes a great snack, breakfast idea or even dessert. The kids and the entire family love this anytime of the day.
It is so easy and frugal. You will love it!
Can you freeze bananas to use for this Easy Moist Banana Bread recipe?
Remember, next time you have bananas that are about to go bad, freeze them so they are ready for some delicious banana bread!
I actually will put three to four over ripe bananas in a freezer bag and label it “ready for banana bread” so it is easy even easier to thaw and have it ready for bread.
Make sure you have a good pan to make this easy healthy banana bread recipe.
If you need a loaf pan, I highly recommend you purchase this one – I would purchase 2. I have 2, but sometimes I wish I had 4.
This is a regular sized pan which is what I used. However, you can turn this recipe and make them into smaller loaves which are super fun for gift ideas.
Wilton Recipe Right 4 Cavity Mini Loaf Pan is a great pan and you can use this entire recipe to fill up those 4 mini loaf pans. The loaves are so cute and the perfect size to give to friends.
You can also try mini muffins with this easy recipe.
If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan, I highly suggest you get one. Mini muffins just simply taste great. They are faster to cook and easier to eat.
The options are endless for this delicious and easy banana bread recipe! Try this today and see how much your family loves it!
The banana flavor is amazing and the bread is so moist and delicious. We enjoy this bread so much and always double the recipe.
It is nice to have one for now and one for the freezer. Another idea is to give one to a friend or neighbor and brighten their day.
We have even handed out mini loaves at Christmas and they were a huge hit. Sometimes, I add dark chocolate chips at Christmas. 🙂
How do I get bananas to ripen?
If you have bananas that are too green, there are a few things you can do to help them ripen faster. Place them in a brown paper bag and this will help the banana to get ripe.
If you want to speed it up even more, place an apple in the bag with them. This will further speed up the process.
This is a simple trick that works great. Give it a try!
Print this easy healthy banana bread recipe below:
Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
- 3-4 ripe bananas (mashed)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 egg whites
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Combine sugar and softened butter and beat with mixer.
- Add bananas, milk, sour cream and egg whites. Beat well.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture and combine until well mixed.
- Spray a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour to an hour and 10 minutes. Bread is done when knife inserted in center comes out clean.
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- Simple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
- Pumpkin Banana Bread
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