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


  1. Preheat 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!
  2. Can 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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