Easy healthy banana bread recipe dotted with nuts and raisins, naturally sweetened, zero butter and is perfect balance of moist and fluffy!
Or try my healthy banana muffins Recipe next.
How do you like your banana bread? Dotted with nuts? Choc chips? flavored with cinnamon?
You can bake this easy banana bread just the way you like. It is highly customizable and is such a fluffy, tender and made with ”good for you ingredients” bread!
Is homemade banana bread healthy?
I’d say so, yes. You see processed sugar, flours and butter are replaced with honey, whole grains and good fat. And extra points if you dot your healthy banana bread with nuts and raisins.
Ingredients and variations
- White whole wheat pastry flour: You may use white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour instead. It yields a nuttier and hearty bake.
- Honey: To sweeten the bread. Any natural sweetener like maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar, brown sugar all work in a pinch.
- Oil: I prefer coconut oil. Olive oil, vegetable oil and even apple sauce can be substituted here.
- Banana: For flavor and fluffy bake. Use over ripened ones! Check out ways to ripen those bananas quickly.
- Milk: Full fat, low fat, no fat all work well in this recipe. Almond, soy or coconut milks may be substituted at ease. Water works too.
- Egg and leaveners: For lift and texture.
- Add ins, salt and vanilla: Choc chips, peanut butter swirl,crannies, pecans or a dash of cinnamon. Add what you love the most!
Troubleshooting guide for a perfect BANANA Bread:
Why is my banana bread dry?
- Bread was over baked
- Not enough fat, added less banana
why is my banana bread dense?
- You might have over mixed the batter
- Added a little too much flour
How to make banana bread moist and fluffy?
- Measure leaveners correctly and make sure they are not stale
- Do not over mix the batter
Try this Easy Healthy Banana Bread recipe and let me know in comments how you like it!
Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
- 1 3/4 Cups White whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Cup Mashed Banana (very ripe)
- 3/4 Cup Honey (or use 1/2 cup honey+1/4 cup brown sugar)
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 2 large Eggs
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp Butter extract
- 1/4 Cup Milk (any kind of milk works)
- 1 1/2 Cups Walnuts+raisins
To top (optional, but pretty)
- 1/4 Cup Oats
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
- 1/4 Cup Raisins
- Preheat your oven at 350 deg. F (177 C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside. Also, coat your nuts in some flour.
- In a large mixing bowl bowl mix mashed banana, honey, brown sugar (if adding), eggs(slightly beaten), coconut oil, vanilla extract and butter extract, Mix it all well.
- Sift wheat flour, baking soda and salt together over wet ingredient and fold lightly. Add milk and mix well. Take extra care while folding the batter, don't over mix. This can result into hard and rubbery muffins. Fold in the nuts.
- Pour batter in prepared liners. Top with oats and remaining nuts+raisins if desired.
- Bake Banana Bread muffins for 22-25 minutes minutes. They should springs back when touched in the middle. Also a toothpick inserted in the middle of muffin will come out clean.
- After about 5 minutes, transfer them on a wire rack to cool down completely.
- You may store muffins at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 3 days. In fridge for up to 5 days.
- Also they are freezer friendly and store well for up to 2 months. Thaw on counter top or overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.