Banana bread is one of the healthier sweet treats, but this recipe takes the original and makes it even better. It’s moist and rich but isn’t loaded with a ton of sugar. This banana bread makes for a great breakfast or a sweet treat to have with a cup of tea or coffee. Plus it will make your whole house smell phenomenal for a while after to bake it and banana bread is always a crowd pleaser.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35-45 minutes
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of 2% yogurt
4 ripe bananas (mashed)
1 cup of Wheat flour
1 cup of chopped walnuts
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat eggs in medium size bowl.
Mash 4 ripe bananas and set aside.
Add oil, yogurt and bananas to beaten eggs.
Combine wheat flour, sugar, walnuts, baking powder and baking soda and mix well.
Add banana mixture to the dry ingredients and make sure everything is thoroughly combined.
Pour mixture into two greased loaf pans. Make sure they both have equal amounts.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. Or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the bread. Slice and enjoy!
Tips and tricks:
If you have a nut allergy and would still like a crunch to your banana bread substitute 1 cup of oat bran for the walnuts.
Sprinkle walnuts on the top before baking to give added crunch.
You could substitute pecans for walnuts and you can even use raisins to give more texture and natural sweetness.
For a healthier version of french toast, cut 1 1/2 inch thick pieces of banana bread, spread each side with melted butter and grill in sautee pan until each side is golden brown. Drizzle with a smidgen of syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
So what are you waiting for, go bananas a enjoy this recipe!