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How to make healthy banana bread with recipe

What is a banana bread

It might be nice to first tell you what banana bread is.

A banana bread is a tasty baked good made with ripe bananas. It has a soft texture and a sweet banana flavor. Although it has the name "bread", it has more of the consistency and taste of a cake.

Banana bread is usually made with ingredients such as ripe bananas, flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil, and some optional additions such as nuts, seeds, raisins or chocolate chips. The batter is mixed and then poured into a loaf pan and baked in the oven until done.

The great thing about banana bread is that it's a great way to use up ripe bananas that might otherwise be thrown away. It is also a versatile recipe, allowing you to adapt it to your taste and dietary preferences.

Banana bread for breakfast, snack or dessert

Banana bread can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack or dessert. It can be eaten fresh or served warmed with a knob of butter, honey or peanut butter on top. It is also possible to make variations to the traditional banana bread recipe, such as adding chocolate chips, walnuts or oatmeal for extra flavor and texture.

In general, banana bread is known for its simple preparation, delicious taste and ability to give ripe bananas a second life. It is a popular bake that is appreciated by many.

Make your own healthy banana bread recipe

Here is a recipe for healthy banana bread:

Ingredients for a healthy banana bread recipe

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional: nuts, seeds, raisins or chocolate chips for extra flavor
  • Optional: add extra protein powder to the recipe

Instructions for a healthy banana bread recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a loaf pan with a little oil or line it with baking paper.

  2. Mash the ripe bananas finely in a large bowl.

  3. Add the eggs, melted coconut oil, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix well until everything is well combined.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Add nuts, seeds, raisins or chocolate chips if desired and mix again.

  5. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and smooth the top.

  6. Bake the banana bread in the preheated oven for about 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Slice the banana bread and enjoy!

Healthy banana bread recipe for snacks or breakfast

This healthy banana bread is a nutritious and delicious option for a snack or breakfast. You can store it in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for several days.