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The Easiest Healthy Banana Bread

The Easiest Healthy Banana Bread

 

The Easiest Healthy Banana Bread

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Hi, I’m Cindy and I’m a bread head.  I’m serious.  I could eat an entire loaf without blinking an eye.  In order to handle my addiction, I bake for others.  I will have a slice or two (or three) and then the rest goes to friends or family.

I decided to create The Easiest Healthy Banana Bread recipe because I had a lot of black bananas – duh.  Isn’t that why everyone makes banana bread?  Even though I wanted to make the bread, I wanted to make it a little healthier, so after some trial and error this is the BEST BANANA BREAD EVER!

What’s the secret?

Pin it and give it as a gift!  Best present ever!

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Vegan Buttermilk!  It makes it moist, dense, and full of flavor!

Let’s get to the recipe!

 

a shopping cart image for the easiest healthy banana bread Ingredients for the Easiest Healthy Banana Bread

3 very ripe bananas – mashed

1/2 cup vegan butter (or regular butter, but it won’t be low in cholesterol and fat)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1  1/2 cup flour (can sub gluten-free)

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 dashes of stevia (you can increase the brown sugar to 1 cup, but it won’t be as healthy)

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup non-dairy milk, unsweetened (can use cow milk, but it adds fat and cholesterol)

1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

1/4 cup organic cinnamon chips (can omit and add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon instead)

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how to make the easiest healthy banana bread Instructions for the Easiest Healthy Banana Bread

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF, grease your 9″ loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar. Set aside until ready to use.  This will make a vegan buttermilk.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and stevia.
  5. Add bananas, vanilla, milk mixture and beat.
  6. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, cinnamon chips and nuts (if using)
  7. Pour the batter into your greased bread pan.
  8. Bake at 350ºF for 35-45 min or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Tip- you can make mini loaves for the perfect breakfast or snack size + they make great gifts!  Just bake them for approximately 10 minutes less.

Let me know what you think @intentionallyeat!  I can smell the bread baking now!

If you like bread-y things, try my Perfect Pumpkin Muffins!  MMMmmmmm!

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