Summary

This healthy banana bread recipe contains no added sugar, oil, or butter. It is also naturally low in calories and packed with protein & fiber. It creatively uses plain, non-fat greek yogurt and applesauce as secret healthy substitutes for otherwise unhealthy ingredients in this decadent dessert.

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe


AvatarAuthorDamon DietzCategoryDifficultyBeginner

This healthy banana bread recipe contains no added sugar, oil, or butter. It is also naturally low in calories and packed with protein & fiber. It creatively uses plain, non-fat greek yogurt and applesauce as secret healthy substitutes for otherwise unhealthy ingredients in this decadent dessert.

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients
 2 large eggs
 ½ cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt
 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
 3 medium, ripe bananas
 ¾ cup oats
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 ¼ cups kodiak cakes flapjack & waffle mix
 3 oz 85% dark chocolate

Directions
1

Preheat oven to 350ºF and lightly grease a 9 x 5 bread pan with non-stick spray

2

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Lightly beat the eggs into the banana mixture. Whisk in the yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla, mixing until smooth.

3

Stir in the oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Finally, spoon in the Kodiak Cakes mix and gently stir it in until just combined.

4

Chop the dark chocolate into pieces that resemble chips and then gently fold into your mixture.

5

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6

Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Substitutions
7

Feel free to substitute the Kodiak Cakes mix with your flour of choice. If you are going to use flour, I like to use white whole wheat flour. Yes, that's correct. There is a flour called "white whole wheat." It is healthier than traditional white flour, but tastes a heck of a lot better than regular whole wheat flour. I prefer the Kodiak Cakes mix because it adds a healthy amount of protein to the recipe and is still packed with whole grains.

8

You can substitute the dark chocolate with any mix-in of your choosing. This recipe tastes great with walnuts, craisins, or just about anything you can think of. I like the dark chocolate for the antioxidents and healthy benefits, but you put in anything really.

Notes
9

This healthy banana bread is not overly sweet. If you prefer it sweeter, then I suggest using some maple syrup or stevia to sweeten it more. Also, be sure to use overly ripe bananas, as they are much sweeter.

10

This healthy banana bread tastes great topped with your favorite nut butter (I prefer peanut or almond butter), a side of fruit (I prefer an apple or strawberries) and with a tall glass of milk.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 large eggs
 ½ cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt
 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
 3 medium, ripe bananas
 ¾ cup oats
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 ¼ cups kodiak cakes flapjack & waffle mix
 3 oz 85% dark chocolate

Directions

Directions
1

Preheat oven to 350ºF and lightly grease a 9 x 5 bread pan with non-stick spray

2

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Lightly beat the eggs into the banana mixture. Whisk in the yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla, mixing until smooth.

3

Stir in the oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Finally, spoon in the Kodiak Cakes mix and gently stir it in until just combined.

4

Chop the dark chocolate into pieces that resemble chips and then gently fold into your mixture.

5

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6

Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Substitutions
7

Feel free to substitute the Kodiak Cakes mix with your flour of choice. If you are going to use flour, I like to use white whole wheat flour. Yes, that's correct. There is a flour called "white whole wheat." It is healthier than traditional white flour, but tastes a heck of a lot better than regular whole wheat flour. I prefer the Kodiak Cakes mix because it adds a healthy amount of protein to the recipe and is still packed with whole grains.

8

You can substitute the dark chocolate with any mix-in of your choosing. This recipe tastes great with walnuts, craisins, or just about anything you can think of. I like the dark chocolate for the antioxidents and healthy benefits, but you put in anything really.

Notes
9

This healthy banana bread is not overly sweet. If you prefer it sweeter, then I suggest using some maple syrup or stevia to sweeten it more. Also, be sure to use overly ripe bananas, as they are much sweeter.

10

This healthy banana bread tastes great topped with your favorite nut butter (I prefer peanut or almond butter), a side of fruit (I prefer an apple or strawberries) and with a tall glass of milk.

Healthy Banana Bread

I hope you enjoyed this healthy banana bread recipe. Be sure to check out my favorite Chocolate Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe. For more healthy, protein-packed recipes, be sure you follow me on social media.

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