Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

3 Reviews
From:, January 2017

Got leftover bananas? Give everyone's favorite baked good recipe a healthy whole-wheat spin with this easy banana bread recipe.

Ingredients 10 servings

for serving adjustment
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 10 servings
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
  • 1¾ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat sugar and butter (or coconut oil) in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each adding. Add banana, buttermilk and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until just combined. Fold in walnuts (or chocolate chips), if using. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 221 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 39 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 50 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 15 g added sugars; 229 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 58 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 243 mg sodium; 179 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ fruit

Reviews 3

June 24, 2019
profile image
By: Alicia Mau
This was easily converted to vegan and we are in love! We topped it with peanut butter!
April 29, 2017
profile image
By: yinyangdi
@RickMichigan The recipe clearly says it serves 10.
April 11, 2017
profile image
By: Rick Steadman
221 calories based on 1 serving (1 slice) doesn't do much good if the recipe doesn't give the number of servings (in the loaf).
More Reviews
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • StumbleUpon
  • YouTube