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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

This healthy banana bread recipe is lower in sugar than most banana bread recipes.
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 slice
Calories 280kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


  • 3 large spotted bananas cut into 1" slices
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. coconut oil divided
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • tsp. ground cinnamon divided
  • ½ tsp. fine salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • cups all-purpose flour 319 grams
  • ½ cup applesauce no sugar added
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup walnuts toasted, optional
  • Nonstick spray


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Place sliced bananas and coconut oil in nonstick skillet and turn heat to medium-low.
  • Heat, stirring continually, until coconut oil has melted and is mostly absorbed. About 3-5 minutes.
  • Add maple syrup. Cook, stirring continually, until absorbed. Add ¼ tsp. cinnamon mix until mixture is very soft and no longer sticking to pan.
  • Remove pan from heat and pour banana mixture into large bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine salt, baking powder, and flour in medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Add applesauce, yogurt, vanilla, and cinnamon to bananas. Mix until fully combined.
  • Add eggs. Mix until fully combined.
  • Add flour mixture to banana mixture. Stir until combined and no dry flour remains. Add walnuts if desired.
  • Add remaining ¼ cup of coconut oil to mixture, one tablespoon at a time. Mix until combined.
  • Pour banana mixture into prepared loaf pan. Bake until knife comes out clean or internal temp is 200°F. (Approx. 50-55 minutes).


  • You can swap all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. 319 grams of either will work.
  • I usually bake with coarse kosher salt. I don't recommend that for this recipe. Use fine salt instead.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg