How much banana bread do you think has been made in the past few months??
I am constantly seeing pictures of banana bread on social media.
I was hesitant to make banana bread at first, but I decided to play around with some recipes and make healthier banana bread and it is so yummy!
I’ve been loving baking and cooking more.
A great way to make someone smile is to bake or cook something for them. Making some delicious banana bread for a friend or family member could be the perfect way to put a smile on someone’s face. I think we all could use a smile right now!
Healthier Banana Bread
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Step one: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step two: Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
Step three: In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Step four: Add the dry ingredients the the wet ingredients and mix together until just combined.
Step five (optional): Fold in a half cup of chocolate chips.
Step six: Line a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch pan with parchment paper and grease the inside to prevent sticking (I like to spray my pan with a cooking spray).
Step seven: Pour batter into pan and bake for 50-55 minutes (test bread with a toothpick or knife – if it comes out clean it is done). Allow bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.