Healthy Banana Bread!
Want to make someone’s day? Bake them some banana bread! Just yesterday, I said, “I’m going to bake some banana bread,” and watched eyes light up like Christmas morning. It’s one of those classic, all-American comfort food recipes that fills the whole house with warmth and makes everything better. Banana bread is magic.
I’ve been perfecting this banana bread recipe for my cookbook and wanted to share with you right away. This recipe has all the hallmarks of classic banana bread—it’s fluffy, moist, infused with sweet banana flavor, and beloved by toddlers and adults alike.
Unlike traditional banana bread recipes that call for lots of processed sugar and refined flour, this one is naturally sweetened with honey (or maple syrup) and made with 100 percent whole wheat flour. Instead of relying on loads of butter, this one calls for a reasonable amount of healthy oil (choose from coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil).
My homemade banana bread has plenty of redeeming qualities, chief of them being that it won’t send your blood sugar levels for a loop. You can keep them all to yourself, though. No one will be able to tell that this is healthy banana bread!