My healthy banana bread is warm, delicious and filling.
I use half whole wheat flour, half all-purpose flour. I also use Greek Yogurt to give great moisture rather than too much oil. The result is a delicious loaf of pillowy banana heaven.
I also go nut-free, since I prefer my banana bread without nuts. Feel free to add them back in (will add points/ calories). I opt to use a few oats for garnish on top.
I love to eat a slice of this for breakfast.
I usually put it in the microwave for a few seconds to heat it up. I also eat it for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. My husband and toddler approve too, so it definitely passes the taste test.
Update: I recently filmed a recipe modification on YouTube, using all 100% whole wheat pastry flour. I will include that video below.
My Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour*
- 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour*
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt I used Fage
- 1/8 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 eggs
- 3 medium bananas mashed
- 1/2 tablespoon oats optional garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, add the oil, vanilla, sugar, egg, Greek yogurt and mashed bananas.
Mix on low until well-combined, about 1 minute.
Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients with the mixer on low, and mix until well-combined.
Pour into a loaf pan, and top with 1/2 tablespoon of oats for garnish (optional).
Bake at 350 for about 55 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
* You may use all whole wheat pastry flour to make this recipe. It turns out great! If you are using regular whole wheat flour, I would suggest following the recipe and using half all-purpose. Otherwise your loaf will be too dense.
One serving is 4 PointsPlus on Weight Watchers. The recipe builder was used to calculate points for this recipe.
Additional nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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