Clean Eating Banana Bread is made with just a few simple, healthy ingredients. Super easy to make + full of flavor – it’s perfect for breakfast or snacking!
Ahhh Sundays. Sunday is seriously my favorite day. I get to sleep in, I do all my meal prepping, Ty and I get to relax together… it’s just the best. The past few weeks have been exceptionally crazy, so it’s always nice to be able to take a day for myself. Between trying to get to as many BodyPump classes before my training at the end of the month, working on a few big exciting projects for the blog, and spending time with friends and family – it’s been a crazy few weeks + I feel like I’ve been going nonstop. I knew that I was going to spend today blogging and recipe testing but when I woke up this morning I remembered we had ripe bananas. Instead of trying to make a new recipe with them – I decided I had to make an old favorite – banana bread.
Who doesn’t love banana bread? Growing up banana bread was one of my favorite breakfast treats. My grandma would often make mini banana loaf cakes for me and my cousins, and I can remember enjoying it before I went to school in the mornings. She still makes these cakes for us, and they’re still just as delicious, but they’re more of a treat now than a breakfast staple.
I’m all for indulging in treats – and I totally believe that life is way to short to pass up things that we love just in the name of health. But I’m not blind to the fact that a lot of these treats have way more sugar, butter + oils than we probably need on a daily basis. Everything in moderation is fine, but if you’re like me.. don’t you kinda want to be able to eat a slice of banana bread for breakfast whenever and not worry about feeling blah after eating it? I know you’re nodding your head.
After years of eating/cooking healthy food, I’ve found that it doesn’t have to be complicated to make your favorite foods just a little bit better for you. I know some food bloggers use crazy flours that are $20 a pound, or odd mixes + blends of things to help give things flavor.. but I’m really not into that. If you’ve been with us for a while – you know that most of our recipes are super simple + made with ingredients that you probably have in your house already.
This banana bread is just that – simple. It’s a recipe that has been on the blog for almost 3 years, but the pictures needed serious updating. This is a go to recipe in our house – and once you try it, I think you’ll find you’re hooked too!
- 3 ripe bananas -mashed
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 large egg white
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix mashed bananas, honey, egg white, applesauce and oil
- Add in whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices
- Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips
- Bake in a 8x4 loaf pan for 40 -45 minutes
Things we used to make this recipe: 8×4 baking pan, honey, applesauce, coconut oil, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, walnuts, Enjoy Life Mini Chips
Do you guys have any recipes that you just make over and over? We really can’t get enough of this bread. I love the versatility of it too… you can really add anything to it. Dried fruit, nuts… even a scoop or two of collagen peptides! The possibilities are endless… and all delicious 🙂
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