Easy Healthy Banana Bread

Caroline Mgawe


This easy recipe shows you how good healthy can taste. You don't need a mixer, I just use a fork to mix. It makes the house smell so nice, people always smile when they come in.
This is my son's favourite school snack. Swiss schools do not allow unhealthy, sugary food/drinks at school. This banana bread is high on flavour, wholewheat grain and fibre, and low in sugar and fat. So this one is allowed! In moderation of course.
If I make it in the weekend I add small chunks of plain white chocolate. Delish!
You can add a pinch of baking powder or baking soda to make it rise a little more.

★★★☆☆ 3 votes
20 Min
1 Hr

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Banana bread is great for breakfast or afternoon tea and this is a very moist, tasty recipe. I used macadamia nuts and loved the flavor and crunch it added. But use whatever nuts you enjoy.


ripe or even overripe bananas
1/3 c
butter, warm and soft or melted (75 g)
1/8 c
cane sugar (or sugar of your choice)
egg, beaten
1 1/2 c
wholewheat flour (i like spelt)
1/2 c
hazelnuts/pecan nuts/macadamia nuts/pumpkin seeds (your choice)
1 pinch

How to Make Easy Healthy Banana Bread


  • 1Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • 2Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  • 3Beat the egg briefly in a small bowl.
  • 4Add the egg, salt and soft butter to bananas. Combine (brief, not too precise).
  • 5Add the flour, sugar, (baking soda/powder), nuts/seeds. Combine (brief, not too precise).
  • 6Butter and flour the ring mould, tin or whatever you use. Put the mix in the tin.
  • 7Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Enjoy!

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About Easy Healthy Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Collection: Healthier Fare
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Recipe For: The Best Banana Bread