Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

banana bread

What is banana bread?

I know I’m super late to the banana bread craze! Well, technically, I’m actually not. I had my own banana bread craze about 10 years ago and its taken me a while to fall back in love. I wanted to make a version that was as healthy and unprocessed as possible and it took a while to get the consistency right but now I’m there, this healthy banana bread recipe is super moist whilst still rising in the oven and having that light, airy bread texture.

Do you have a diet restriction?

This recipe is suitable for people with the following dietary restrictions:

  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Step 1: Mix the wet ingredients

Lets start with the star of the show in this recipe, the banana. When it comes to using bananas for baking you want to be using the ripest bananas you can find, the kind of bananas that are too far gone for any other occasion. The reason for this is two fold. The first being that a really ripe banana is easy to mash and the second being that the riper a banana is, the sweeter it is, and because a really ripe banana is nice and sweet we can add less of the sweet ingredients later. Mash 3 into a large bowl and add to it, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Mix well.

Step 2: Mix in the dry ingredients

To this, add 1 1/2 cups of plain flour, 1 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp salt. 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda. Mix this together until you have a thick batter. Ideally this should be slightly thicker than a regular cake batter but still a flowing liquid and nowhere near as thick as a cookie dough. You can also use wholemeal flour in this recipe to make it healthier, I haven’t due to personal taste but wholemeal will work just as well.

banana bread recipe

Step 3: Bake the healthy banana bread

Pour your mixture into a small lined bread loaf and bake at 180c for 50 minutes turning around half way through the cooking time. Remove the loaf and liner from the tin and leave on a wire rack to cool.

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banana bread

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

This healthy banana bread recipe is a healthy recipe for weight loss.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 10
Calories 115 kcal


  • 3 bananas very ripe
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups plain flour or wholemeal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Mash the bananas into the bowl and add all the wet ingredients to it. Mix well.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix well again.
  • Pour the mixture into a lined bread tin and bake on 200c for 50-60 minutes, turning half way.


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