Everyone loves banana bread but with all the sugar, butter, oil, and refined white flour, it can quickly turn into an unhealthy treat. If you’re looking for a healthy banana bread recipe, we’ve got one that you have to try. With just a few simple tweaks this bread recipe has less added sugar, less fat, and more whole grains that traditional banana bread. Best of all, it tastes delicious.
One of the ways this banana bread recipe cuts added sugar is by replacing refined white sugar with applesauce; choose a no-added-sugar variety if you can. The applesauce adds both sweetness and moisture to the banana bread, making it every bit as delicious as the traditional version.
We also love that this healthy banana bread uses a blend of white and whole-wheat flour. This means you get more whole grains without affecting the soft, cake-like texture of banana bread.
If you’re looking for ways to make banana bread healthier, give this recipe a try.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.