Half-Way Healthy Banana Bread

I’m always looking for ways to make our favorite foods healthier. For years, I’ve searched for a healthy banana bread recipe. Every time I try one, my family and I are disappointed. I decided, we’re just not ready to make the leap to fat-free, fiber-loaded organic banana bread. Therefore, I came up with a recipe we can live with. It has several changes to make it healthier than traditional banana bread, but enough of the traditional ingredients to make it worth eating.

healthy banana bread

Cream together:

  • 1/2 C softened butter
  • 1/2 C sugar


  • 5 egg whites (whip them a little with a fork to break them up a bit)
  • 1 1/2 C ripe bananas (this was 5 bananas for me)
  • 1 t almond extract

In another bowl, combine:

  • 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine.

Stir in:

  • 3/4 C oats

Pour this into one greased 9×5 loaf pan and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.


2 Responses to “Half-Way Healthy Banana Bread”

  1. Myra
    June 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I saw you were following me. Glad you stopped by. I really need people like you to follow. Like your banana bread recipe and will try it this weekend! Have a good weekend 🙂

  2. June 19, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Yummy! Anything with banana, cinnamon and nuts makes me go crazy 😉