Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy banana bread appeals to those who are very particular about their weight.


Just imagine how great it is to munch on a fabulous snack without worrying about gaining several inches on your waist or hips. With a nutritious bread recipe, you can also enjoy eating food that is good for your health. Switch to a healthy alternative when it comes to bread; whole wheat is certainly a better option because it is rich in fiber, calcium and protein. The healthy goodness of whole wheat or whole grain just lets you savor a tasty snack while keeping your mind off additional pounds.

Here are the great recipes for a few types of healthy banana bread that you can make for you and your family.

Whole Wheat Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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Prepare Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour

Whole wheat bread does not always have to be dull and boring; this great banana bread recipe is full of rich taste that you would love to eat.

Ingredients:
• 5 bananas, ripened and mashed
• 1/4 cup of milk
• 3/4 cup of flaxseed
• 1/4 cup of sour cream, low-fat
• 3/4 cup healthy sweetener
• 2 teaspoons of egg whites
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• 2 cups of flour (whole wheat)
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grease lightly a loaf pan measuring 9 x 5 inches.
3. Mix well the sweetener, bananas, milk, flax seed, sour cream and the egg whites.
4. Fold in the flour, salt and baking soda.
5. Add in the mixture containing bananas, and blend well until it turns moist and smooth.
6. Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan.
7. Bake for an hour until a tester comes out clean when inserted into the loaf.
8. Allow the bread to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing.

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Whole Grain Healthy Banana Bread Recipe (Muffins)

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Prepare Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

This fabulous banana bread recipe is a great treat that both kids and adults would love during teatime, breakfast or any time of the day.

Ingredients:
• 1/4 cup of brown sugar
• 1 cup of oat bran meal
• 1 tablespoon, baking powder
• 3/4 cup, raisins
• 1/4 cup of pastry flour (whole wheat)
• 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 1/2 cup, plain yogurt, non-fat
• 1/4 cup of sour cream, low-fat
• 1/4 cup of applesauce, unsweetened
• 1/4 cup of maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
• 2 teaspoons of egg whites
• 3 small bananas, ripe and mashed
• 1/4 cup of pecans, chopped

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grease lightly about 12 pieces of muffin tin cans.
3. In a mixing bowl, blend well the flours, sugar, salt, oat bran and baking powder. Slowly add in the raisins.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, yogurt, maple syrup, applesauce, vanilla, bananas and egg whites.
5. Pour the yogurt mixture into the mixed flours. Blend until smooth and sticky.
6. Scoop the batter and place into the muffin tin cups. Drizzle about a teaspoon of chopped pecans on top of the mixture.
7. Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes until the mixture is set.
8. Cool the muffins on a wire rack and serve with your choice of beverage.

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Whole Wheat and Nut Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour

Whole wheat and nuts create a superb concoction with this great banana nut bread recipe that anyone will surely enjoy.

Ingredients:
• 2 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup of honey
• 1 cup of ripe bananas, mashed
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
• 1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• 1/4 cup of warm water
• 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a bowl, whisk the honey and oil until blended well.
3. Add in the eggs and blend thoroughly. Put in the vanilla and the mashed bananas.
4. Slowly add the flour and the salt. Mix thoroughly.
5. Use warm water to dissolve the baking soda. Mix by stirring continuously. Add this to the batter. Toss in the chopped walnuts.
6. Pour the batter in a prepared baking pan and bake for a maximum of 60 minutes.
7. Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack before slicing into serving pieces.

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Healthy banana bread is indeed a great choice of snack for those who are weight-conscious. You can always serve this with banana pudding recipe. This recipe is also ideal for people with health concerns and those who have certain food requirements. Try making these easy and delicious healthy banana bread recipe that you will surely enjoy making and eating.

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