Dee's Yummy & Healthier Banana Bread

Dee Stillwell


My moms recipe for banana nut bread was very good but had both butter and shortening in it. I don't use shortening in my baking and always try to make my recipes healthier. While I still use butter (never margarine), I use 1/2 butter and half coconut oil most of the time in my baking. I find a mixture of sugars and of flours makes the end product much better tasting, with a better texture, and alot more moist than many healthier baked goods.
Some of the ingredients I use may not be available to you, so feel free to substitute if need be. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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Makes 8 mini loaves
15 Min
40 Min


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1/2 c
softened butter
1/2 c
coconut oil
1/2 c
dark brown sugar
1/2 c
coconut sugar
1 c
stevia in the raw
6 lg or 8 small
very ripe bananas
1/2 c
almond milk
1/2 c
greek yogurt
2 tsp


1 c
coconut flour
2/3 c
almond flour
2 c
white whole wheat flour
1/3 c
ground flax seeds
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp


1 1/2 c
chopped pecans
1 1/2 c
dark chocolate chips
1 c
raw unsweetened coconut

How to Make Dee's Yummy & Healthier Banana Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. line a cookie sheet with 8 mini aluminum loaf pans. Spray with non stick spray (I use coconut flavored)

    Cream butter and coconut oil in large mixer bowl.
    Add sugars and beat for 1 minute.
    Add bananas (I throw them in whole and let the mixer mash them while running).Beat 1 minute more.
    Add in eggs 1 at a time while mixer is running. Beat 1 minute more.
    Mix together milk, yogurt, and vanilla in a measuring cup and set aside.

    Stir together all dry ingredients. Add them alternately with the milk/yogurt mixture.
    Fold in chosen add ins and spoon batter into loaf pans. Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and they test done.
    Brush tops with butter or coconut oil while still hot from of the oven. Enjoy!
  • 2Can be served plain or smeared with low fat cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese.

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About Dee's Yummy & Healthier Banana Bread

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #banana, #healthier, #bread

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