Are you looking for a delicious and healthy banana bread recipe that will satisfy your cravings and provide you with essential nutrients?
Our Healthy Banana Bread recipe is made with ripe bananas, whole wheat flour, and natural sweeteners, making it a perfect treat for breakfast, snack time, or dessert.
With its moist texture and delightful flavor, this bread is sure to become a favorite in your household.

A loaf of banana bread that’s not only scrumptious but also packed with nutrients from the bananas, eggs, and whole wheat flour.
You’ll love the subtle sweetness from the honey and maple syrup, which won’t overpower the natural sweetness of the bananas.

Plus, the addition of walnuts provides a satisfying crunch and extra fiber. This recipe makes one large loaf, perfect for sharing or enjoying on your own.
Let’s get started!

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

This Healthy Banana Bread recipe is a game-changer for anyone looking for a guilt-free indulgence.
Made with wholesome ingredients and free from refined sugars and preservatives, you can enjoy this bread without worrying about compromising your dietary goals.
It's a perfect way to use up those overripe bananas and has a lovely presentation, making it ideal for serving guests.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 230 kcal


  • 9×5 inch loaf pan
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Electric mixer (optional)
  • Rubber spatula


  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease the loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, honey, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir well to combine.
  • Add the whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking powder, and salt to the wet mixture. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.


Nutritional Facts per serving (approx):

  • Calories: 230
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 15 grams
Keyword banana bread

Recommended Pairing Drink:

For a perfect pairing, we recommend serving our Healthy Banana Bread with a warm cup of green tea or a refreshing glass of unsweetened almond milk. The subtle bitterness of the tea or the creaminess of the almond milk will complement the sweetness of the bananas and add a nice contrast of textures.

Useful Tips:

  • Start about 2 Hours before serving, or early in the day.
  • Make sure to use very ripe bananas for maximum sweetness and flavor.
  • If using a different type of sugar, adjust the amount according to its sweetness level.
  • To enhance the banana flavor, add a few drops of banana essence or 1 teaspoon of dried banana flakes to the wet mixture.
  • For a gluten-free version, replace the whole wheat flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Leftovers can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days or wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw before serving.


Can I substitute brown sugar for honey or maple syrup?

Yes, you can use 1/4 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar instead of honey or maple syrup. Keep in mind that this will affect the overall flavor slightly.

What happens if my bananas aren’t very ripe?

They may not be sweet enough, resulting in a less flavorful bread. Consider adding 1-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup to compensate.

Can I skip the walnuts?

Absolutely! Just omit them or replace them with another nut variety like pecans or hazelnuts.

How do I store leftovers?

Wrap the cooled bread tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep it at room temperature for up to 3 days. Alternatively, place it in a sealed container or plastic bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw before serving.

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