We love banana bread in our family! We can go through a loaf in just a few days…it’s perfect for breakfast, snacks and dessert. I tried to lighten up the traditional banana bread recipe so that we can feel good about eating it! Of course, I couldn’t resist adding some toffee chips in there, so you get that bit of decadent sweetness 🙂
First, mix your dry ingredients together: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
Now, mash up three large bananas, the riper the better! This is a good time to use those bananas that have turned black on your counter. Or use your frozen bananas and mash after they have thawed. I had a special banana mashing helper 🙂
Place the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes. I cover the top of mine with foil about 3/4 of the way through the baking so that the top doesn’t get too brown.
It tastes as good as it looks!! I love the little toffee bits in there that kind of melt into the bread. It’s very moist and cake like in texture, which we love. And you can feel good knowing there is very little oil and sugar in there compared to standard banana bread recipes! I hope you’ll try this recipe out and let me know how it goes!
Healthy Banana Bread
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 large bananas, mashed
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup agave nectar
3 T canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl mix the egg, mashed bananas, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Place batter in a greased loaf pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Tent foil over the top 3/4 of the way through the baking if your bread is getting too brown on top. Enjoy!!