15 Healthy Banana Bread Recipes to Try
15 Healthy Banana Bread Recipes featuring gluten free, paleo and vegan options. All of these are delicious and better for you than the traditional version.
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Did you know that banana bread was the most searched food on Google last year? For reals. There’s something comforting about a slice fresh from the oven and paired with your morning coffee. I prefer mine served warm and spread with a creamy nut butter. How about you?
Due to my obsession of baking with bananas, I have quite a few recipes on AK devoted to banana bread. I decided to round up a few healthy banana bread favorites and include others I’ve been eyeing up from around the internets. Below you’ll find recipes for every dietary need and I’ve even indicated them as either gluten free, vegan or paleo!
I hope you’ll find something you’ll enjoy. And of course, I promise to bake you up some more banana bread goodness soon.
Here are some Healthy Banana Bread Recipes from AK:
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread: No butter, oil or sugar added. Naturally sweetened with honey. This hearty bread is amazing and one of my most pinned recipes.
Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Thick Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting: Yep, carrot cake meets banana bread. Many love to make this one into muffins. Make it and love it! You can also use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread: This paleo banana bread is one of my personal favorites on the blog. I love the flavor the coconut flour gives the banana bread, and it’s naturally sweetened. Use carob chips instead of chocolate chips for a refined sugar treat. (GF, P)
Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread: This vegan and gluten free bread is one of my hidden gems on the blog. You’ll make your own oat flour, add a little sugar, bananas and bake it up into a sweet hearty treat. (GF, V)
Honey Whole Wheat Banana Bread: This is the best of the best. I based my Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins off of this recipe because it’s a complete winner. You’ll use greek yogurt, honey and a tablespoon of healthy oil. It’s easy to make and you can add chocolate chips, blueberries, or whatever your heart desires. Kiddos love this one!
Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread: This banana bread is perfect for spring. You can replace the all purpose flour with whole wheat and add a few more tablespoons of milk. Also try using coconut sugar in place of brown sugar!
Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Bars: These bars are great for snacking or a low sugar breakfast treat. They’re made with oatmeal, bananas, applesauce, honey and a little oil. YESSS.
Here are some more of my favorite healthy banana bread recipes from around the web:
Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Blueberry Banana Bread from Food Faith Fitness
Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Bread from Joy the Baker
Peanut Flour (PB2) Banana Bread from Fit Foodie Finds (GF)
Paleo Coffee Cake Banana Bread from PaleOMG (GF, P)
Gluten Free and Vegan Best Ever Banana Bread from The Healthy Maven (GF, V)
Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (made with oat flour) from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom (GF)
Paleo Almond Coconut Banana Bread from Running to the Kitchen (GF, P)
Coconut Flour Zucchini Banana Bread from iFoodReal (GF, P)
Question: What’s your favorite flour to use when making banana bread? I’ve been obsessing over coconut flour lately!
For more banana bread recipes, follow my banana bread board on Pinterest!
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