Whole Wheat Banana Bread on cooling rack

Healthy Banana Bread

Recipe for moist, healthy whole wheat banana bread made without refined sugar. 
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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
  • 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 40-45 minutes, or until set. 
  • 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 can be used instead of coconut oil. 
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 210mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.