Healthy Banana Bread sliced on wooden cutting board

Healthy Banana Bread

This is the BEST Banana Bread! Moist, tender and full of banana flavor, this Healthy Banana Bread is made with whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened with honey. 
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread, Healthy Banana Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted or butter or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed banana 3-4 bananas


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch loaf pan
  • In mixing bowl, sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine oil, honey, vanilla and egg. Add in mashed banana and mix well.
  • Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined, being careful not to over mix. 
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan and then remove from pan and finish cooling before slicing. 


  • Maple syrup can be used in place of honey.
  • Feel free to use all purpose or white wheat flour instead of whole wheat flour.
  • Canola oil or melted butter can be used instead of coconut oil. 
  • This recipe will also yield 10 mini banana bread recipes. Make as directed and then bake for 25-30 minutes in greased mini loaf pans
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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