Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread
Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

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This banana bread recipe can be found in my book "Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food." I've increased the fiber by adding in flaxseed! It's also lower in sugar than a typical banana bread recipe, and calls for less oil by using applesauce to keep it moist and delicious.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Calories 93 kcal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 9 x 5-inch loaf pan
  • Electric Mixer
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Wire Cooling Rack


  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • ½ cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 2 large eggs (preferably cage free)
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • ¼ cup organic brown sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
    cooking spray
  • With an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the bananas, applesauce, eggs, brown sugar, organic sugar and coconut oil in a large bowl.
    2 ripe bananas, ½ cup unsweetened organic applesauce, 2 large eggs, ½ cup organic sugar, ¼ cup organic brown sugar, ¼ cup coconut oil
  • Whisk together the flour, flaxseed meal, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
    1 cup whole wheat flour, ¼ cup ground flaxseed meal, 1 tsp sea salt, ¾ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and mix until blended.
  • Fold in walnuts.
    ¼ cup walnuts
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
  • Cut into ½-inch slices.


More About This Recipe

Healthy Swaps

  • We use coconut oil instead of regular oil
  • We reduce the sugar and replaced it with applesauce
  • We use whole wheat flour instead of regular flour
  • We added ground flaxseed to bump up the fiber
PFC Hint: Have with Greek yogurt or eggs.


Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 2g
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