healthy banana bread recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

This healthy banana bread recipe is very simple to make because you will only need to use one bowl. Hooray for less washing up! It’s a great idea to make this banana bread when you have really overripe bananas as it will give it that delicious natural sweetness and extra banana flavor. Therefore the more ripe the bananas are the sweeter the banana bread will turn out.

I usually use about 2 bananas for this recipe but if you would like it even sweeter you could definitely add 3. Importantly, if you are looking for a gluten-free option you could use gluten-free flour instead. Furthermore, the great thing about this recipe is that if you make it with gluten-free flour you can still keep the same measurements for the rest of the ingredients.

I use rapadura sugar instead of brown or white sugar because it has a higher mineral and antioxidant content than other refined sugars. Rapadura sugar contains Vitamins A,C, B1,B2,B5, B6, and Niacin.

I am a big fan of wholemeal Spelt flour because it has more fiber which helps the body to slow down its digestion. This in turn means that it helps reduce spikes in blood sugar levels after eating.

To jazz things up I also like to add walnuts to this healthy banana bread recipe but you could also try other ingredients like sultanas, or chocolate chips.

Go ahead and make it, it’s really good and easy!

Banana bread mix for healthy banana bread

See how you just need one bowl to add all the ingredients.

batter for healthy banana bread recipe

The mixture is ready to go into the loaf pan

loaf pan

This loaf pan is fantastic and it is from USA Pan Bakeware. Its dimensions are  9x13cmx7cm

mixture ready for oven

Banana bread mix ready for the oven

cooked banana bread

Out of the oven and ready to eat after it’s cooled.

Recipe For Healthy Banana Bread


  1. 1 1/2 cups wholemeal spelt flour
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 3/4 cups rapadura sugar
  4. 1/3 cup butter melted
  5. 2 or 3 very ripe banana
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  9. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 175 C or 350 F
  • Prepare a loaf pan with butter and line with baking paper
  • In a mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar
  • Mash the bananas and add to the butter and sugar mixture
  • Add egg and vanilla and stir
  • Mix in the baking powder nutmeg cinnamon and flour
  • Pour batter into loaf pan
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely

One Last Thing

If you are looking for more recipes using healthier alternatives, you can find my recipe for gluten-free orange cake here

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6 thoughts on “Healthy Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. Banana bread is my absolute fave!!! But I have never tried making one for myself. Thank you for making this recipe really quick and easy! Can’t wait to try this x

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