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!
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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!
Things we used to make this recipe:
Clean Eating Banana Bread
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!
- 1.5 cups ripe bananas -mashed
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted + cooled
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a greased 8x4 loaf pan.
In a bowl, mash bananas with a fork until slightly clumpy. You can microwave them for 20 seconds prior to mashing to make it easier.
Stir in honey, applesauce, egg white, and oil to banana mixture.
Add in whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices
Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into greased 8x4 loaf pan. Optional: sprinkle with a handful of chips and walnuts on top. Bake for 40 -45 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester comes out completely clean when inserted in the center of the bread.
Allow the bread to cool for 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.
You can get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.