Healthy Banana Bread Recipe: Baking At Home

April 26, 2021
Healthy Banana Bread

Hey, y’all! Growing up in the country, I often heard the phrase “waste not, want not”. That largely applied to food that was purchased for the home. I certainly agree now, as an adult, that this is best practice (both sustainably and economically). That said, I am guilty of wasting far more than I am proud of. What’s the #1 food that you waste? For me, it’s bananas – and to combat this, I’m excited to share my Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with y’all today!

This post was updated April 2021.

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

JC’s note: the magical part of this recipe 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 to make from it. To make it even easier to make, all of the other ingredients are ones that we often have on-hand, as well!

Healthy Banana Bread

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Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

JC Phelps
Never let your ripe bananas go to waste with this Healthy Banana Bread Recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 271 kcal


  • 3-5 large Bananas mashed well
  • 1 3/4 c Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/3 c Olive Oil
  • 3/4 c Honey
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/3 c Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray your baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil and honey together. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add it to the olive oil + honey mixture.
  • Add in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract; stir well.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients with a large wooden spoon until smooth and well-incorporated.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick. It is done when the toothpick comes out clean.


Sodium: 361mgCalcium: 29mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 96IUSugar: 26gFiber: 3gPotassium: 264mgCholesterol: 38mgCalories: 271kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 9gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 46gIron: 1mg
Keyword banana, banana bread, bread, dessert, healthy
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  • 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!!!

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    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!

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    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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