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!
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Healthy Banana Bread
- 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.
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