Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Wouldn`t we all want to have our cake and eat it too! Then a banana loaf can be the perfect thing! Bananas alone are nutritional powerhouses, loaded with potassium and other important nutrients. This recipe contains oats, which increase the fibre - making this banana bread a healthier treat than most normal store-bought versions.
This recipe can be perfect as a healthy lunchbox snack for the kids, enjoyed mid-morning at work for the adults, or even simply warmed up as a delicious evening snack!

 

Ingredients

2 Bananas, medium-size ripe
2 Eggs, large
6 tbsp Maple syrup
¾ cup Rolled oats, raw
1 tsp Baking soda
½ tsp Cinnamon, ground
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1 ¼ cup Flour
½ cup low or medium fat plain yogurt
¼ cup (50 g) brown sugar (optional)

 

Method

Preheat your oven to 180 °C and lightly grease a 23cm x 13cm bread loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs until the yolks break apart. Whisk in the yogurt, bananas, maple syrup, sugar (if using), and vanilla essence, mixing until smooth.

Stir in the oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Lastly, spoon in the flour and gently stir it in until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Claudine Ryan, Registered Dietitian, RD (SA)

Written by : Claudine Ryan, Registered Dietitian, RD (SA)

Claudine Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Claudine is passionate about people and their health, and enjoys helping others to optimise their health and manage their chronic lifestyle related diseases through sound nutritional therapy and practical advice.