The best thing you can do with those leftover bananas in your fruit basket: is baking some banana bread! Give those bananas a second life using this healthy banana bread recipe. And don’t forget the single bananas in the supermarket that everyone skips, those are the ones! Those are perfect for your banana bread! The cool thing of banana bread is that you have endless options and variaties! You can add whatever you like. We present you: a healthy refined sugar-free banana bread recipe, which is a perfect base for any other variant but is also perfect as it is.
A tasty and healthy banana bread recipe without any refined sugar
Because you can freeze this banana bread so easily, it is the ideal breakfast or snack you can provide for you and your family (or just you 😉 ) for the rest of the week. You can turn it so easily into the perfect breakfast, using some peanut butter and fresh fruits on top!
Previously, we shared some tips for the beste banana bread recipe ever. Based on that, we made this recipe for the best healthy banana bread. Trust us: this will soon be your favorite snack!
WHY IS THIS BANANA BREAD HEALTHY?
You can find an endless amount of banana bread recipes on the internet, so much that you don’t know where to look anymore. One is vegan, the other is paleo, another uses spelt flour and your favorite influencer swears by buckwheat flour. And how much bananas should you use? is one enough? or can you better use two? or three? And why does that one recipe use almond milk and the other not? This is a small collection of the questions we hear often. That is why we collected and testes the 10 most popular banana bread recipes from famous bloggers and influencers to create our perfect healthy banana bread recipe. But why is this recipe so healthy?
– De combination of almond flour and oatmeal
Carbohydrates are not bad for you at all: your body needs them! But it is better to skip this quick energy sugary carbs. The nice thing of almond flour is that it contains less carbs in comparison with wheat flour. 200 grams of almond flour contains 10 grams of carbohydrates and 200 grams of wheat flour contains 92 grams of carbohydrates. Next to this, almond flour is rich in unsaturated fatty acids! Because of the moisture content of almond flour it is ideal to combine with oatmeal. Together it creates a perfect structure, texture and taste of the banana bread. Obviously you can always play around with the another type of flour instead of oatmeal.
How tempting the easy pre-made banana bread mixes are, you can better skip them. Not only because eventually they will be more expensive, but also because you do not have the full power about what goes in to your banana bread. Especially the type of flour can be crucial for the succes of your home made banana bread.
– Medjoul dates
Instead of sugar we used medjoul dates in this recipe. Using the dates, you still give your bread the sweet flavour that is loved so much. But using natural sugars instead of using refined sugar. In this way you also get the other goodies from the dates: the fibers! That will make your body a lot happier.
– No butter or oils
For this healthy banana bread recipe, we didn’t use any butter or oils because the almond flour already gives that moisture and smooth texture. This recipe without butter or oils makes the banana bread much healthier!
- 3 bananas
- 120 gr oatmeal
- 60 gr almond flour
- 30 gr grated coconut
- 4 medjoul dates (pitted)
- 30 gr nuts/seeds of choice(pecans, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts)
- 3 ts baking soda
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 ts cinnamon/chai/allspice
- Pinch of salt
- 3 eggs (M)
- Optional: Dark chocolate chunks!
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
- Mash the banana and medjoul dates together and mix in the eggs till it is airy and smooth.
- Add the oatmeal, almond flour, grated coconut, salt, nuts and spices to the egg mixture and mix together.
- When it is mixed add the baking soda and squeeze the lemon on top of the baking soda. Let it fizz for a second so it gets activated and eventually mix in.
- Pour the banana bread mixture in a with baking paper lined baking tray and bake for 40 minutes in the oven.
TIP: Would you like your banana bread to be more fluffy? Or is it a bit to soggy? Check our tips for the the best banana bread ever, the road to succes and no more fails! Check out all our tips & tricks, and nothing can go wrong anymore!
Per portion, slice of 60 grams
Written by: Laura Hoogland