Healthier Banana Bread

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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

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.

Enjoy!