Monday, 7 October 2013

Healthy Banana Bread

I've been searching everywhere for a healthy banana bread recipe and found one at Half Baked that looked pretty healthy because it contained no sugar or oil and uses whole wheat flour.  I made it this weekend with a couple substitutions- adding chopped walnuts and skipping the honey because instead of regular low fat Greek yogurt, I used my favorite carmel Greek yogurt by Stoneyfield.  I thought that would add enough sweetness.  Adding the walnuts was a hit, but don't omit the honey like I did.  My bread wasn't sweet enough, but I'm thinking this recipe would be good with the honey.  I'm going to keep experimenting!  

Healthy Banana Bread via Half Baked

2 cups whole-wheat self-raising flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
3 bananas (very ripe)
¼ cup honey
2 eggs
¼ cup yogurt- lowfat Greek 
1 tsp vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate, mash the three bananas and stir in the rest of the wet ingredients. With a mixer, mix until well combined and the banana is smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir together, but don't over mix.
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for about 30 minutes.  
  • The bread is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

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