Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

July 30, 2018

Hey, y’all!  If you are like me, you hate to see food go to waste. I must admit that I am guilty of it far more than I am proud of. For example: when it comes to grocery store produce, there is one item that I always buy, yet always waste: bananas. You’ll never waste a banana again with my Healthy Banana Bread Recipe!

The magical part of it is that the longer you’ve had the banana, the better. A ripe banana makes the bread more moist – and instead of throwing it out, you have a fantastic breakfast and/or dessert that will make you drool!

Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread


  • 3-5 large bananas, mashed well (the riper, the better. Use as many as you have!)
  • 1 3/4 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c. vanilla soy milk (or the milk of your choice)
  • 2 heaping tsp. vanilla extract (extra is always better, in my opinion.)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray your baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil and honey together.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add it to the olive oil + honey mixture.
  5. Add in the mashed bananas; stir well.
  6. Add in the vanilla extract.
  7. Stir in the dry ingredients with a large wooden spoon.
  8. Pour into pan.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick. It is done when the toothpick comes out clean.

As always, Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,


Enjoy my recipe for healthy banana bread? Check out my other recipes here + my sister site, Unabashedly Southern, here.

  • Reply
    Maya Griffin
    July 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I love banana bread!! Def wanting to try this healthier version !

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Sending this recipe to my mum who LOVES baking banana bread!!!

  • Reply
    Miranda Schultz (The Plus Life)
    July 30, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Sounds so delicious!!

  • Reply
    July 31, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Yes!!! Banana bread is so delicious and versatile. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Reply
    Sophisticated Chaos
    July 31, 2018 at 1:33 am

    My goal for this upcoming school year is to be more healthy! I’ll definitely have to remember this recipe for weekday mornings!

  • Reply
    July 31, 2018 at 3:22 am

    This sounds delicious. I’m not much of a cook, but I am trying to eat more healthy foods. I may just have to try your recipe.

  • Reply
    July 31, 2018 at 3:24 am

    Not sure if my earlier comment went through or not. It may just be waiting for moderation, but I’m afraid it didn’t go through. This recipe sounds awesome. I may just have to try it.

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