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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe presented on a cutting board.

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

50 minutes

Yield

1 loaf, 8 pieces

Are we all over the phase in the pandemic when everyone was baking banana bread? I sure am not. Banana bread to me never gets old. It’s such an easy thing to whip up, and a great way to use leftover bananas or bananas that you have stored in your freezer that you don’t know what to do with. This healthy banana bread recipe provides a healthier spin to your typical banana bread, and it’s vegan-friendly.

Why you’ll love this healthy banana bread:

  • Easy: This healthy banana bread is so easy to make, prep it in 15-minutes and leave the rest to your oven to bake
  • Lower Food Waste: Banana bread is a great way to use up browning bananas or brown bananas you have sitting in your freezer
  • Versatile: Add chocolate chips or nuts

Bob's Red Mill Almond Protein Powder on counter for healthy banana bread

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe presented on a cutting board.

Ingredient Notes: 

Protein Powder: For this healthy banana bread recipe, you’ll notice an ingredient that isn’t so typical in banana bread, protein powder! Yep, I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Almond Protein Powder to make this recipe a little more healthy and packed with protein. This protein powder is made with the highest quality blanched almonds, finely ground to a creamy powder. It blends perfectly into smoothies, can be added to baked goods like this recipe, or other things like sauces, salad dressings, and more. Get creative with it!

A few added benefits of this protein is:

  • Has 20 grams of protein per serving
  • Uses only 1 ingredient – almonds!
  • Vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO verified
  • Rich in calcium and fiber (from those almonds)

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe presented on a cutting board.

How do you make healthy banana bread?

I’m not here to overcomplicate protein powder banana bread. This is a no-fail recipe. It’s so easy to make. Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a bread tin with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking oil spray
  2. Into a large bowl, combine the flour, almond protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  3. In a medium-sized bowl add in the mashed banana and whisk in the melted oil or butter, brown sugar, egg replacement, vanilla, and almond milk. Whisk just till combined
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet banana mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to well combine
  5. Transfer batter to the baking tin and bake for 50-55 minutes
  6. Cool for 5 minutes in the bread tin and remove and cool completely on the wire rack.  Serve with vegan or regular butter

Want to add more fun to your banana bread? Throw in nuts or chocolate chips (or both)!

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe presented on a cutting board.

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Is banana bread healthy? I’ve made this recipe healthier by subbing out some of the typical ingredient amounts with healthier options like coconut sugar. The added protein makes it more protein-packed as well. 

Eggs: You can use a regular egg if needed in this protein banana bread recipe. It will cook the same.

Sugar: You can use coconut sugar, white sugar or of course, brown sugar!

Do I have to use vegan butter? If you do not have vegan butter, regular works fine.

I don’t have coconut oil: If you do not have coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil also works!

Milk: If you do not have almond milk any other type of milk works but not from a can, from a carton or bottle is best!  You do not want thick cream-like milk!

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe presented on a cutting board.

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf, 8 pieces 1x
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This healthy banana bread recipe is easy-to-make, vegan, and contains protein to keep you full longer! You’ll love it.


Ingredients

Scale

2  cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Almond Protein Powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup mashed banana

1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, room temperature, then melted

1 cup coconut sugar

2 egg replacements or 2 regular eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup of almond milk


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and line a bread tin with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking oil spray.

Into a large bowl, combine the flour, almond protein powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a medium-sized bowl add in the mashed banana and whisk in the melted oil or butter, brown sugar, egg replacement, vanilla and almond milk. Whisk just till combined.

Add the flour mixture to the wet banana mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to well combine.

Transfer batter to the baking tin and bake for 50-55 minutes.

Cool for 5 minutes in the bread tin and remove and cool completely on the wire rack.  Serve with vegan or regular butter!

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Notes

You can use a regular egg if needed. It will cook the same.

You can use coconut sugar, white sugar or of course, brown sugar!

If you do not have vegan butter, regular works fine.

If you do not have coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil also works!

If you do not have almond milk any other type of milk works but not from a can, from a carton or bottle is best!  You do not want thick cream-like milk!

Keywords: recipe, flour, easy, chocolate, chip, nut, free, muffins 

Jessica

made two loaves yesterday and they are gone today oops

Maria Koutsogiannis

oh man, I know, I did warn you!

Cait Bush

so easy and legit as good as any coffee shop banana bread. not lumpy or too dense either. most vegan banana bread is too chunky, this is airy and perfect.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much Cait!

Erin Long

I was hooked on your pumpkin bread but now you have me cheating on that recipe with this one. damn.

Maria Koutsogiannis

gahh!! They are both such good recipes!

Helkin Sanchez

OMG i made this tonight and you can smell the bread from the street. Delicious!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much

Kate

Made this banana bread recipe today; delicious. I added blueberries and vegan protein powder.

Maria Koutsogiannis

yesss!! This makes me so happy, Kate!

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