I have always loved delicious banana bread but we rarely ate it. I guess we never had bananas last long enough to go bad. But now that we shop at Costco, we always have 2-3 organic bananas turning brown by the end of the week!
I get so excited about brown bananas. Hey, it’s the small things… but really, this delicious banana bread is so good, you will be hoping your bananas turn brown too!
When I’m feeling adventurous, I add in some pecans, dairy-free chocolate chips or I even sprinkle the loaf with cinnamon before baking!
Clean Eating Banana Bread
When we first started clean eating, one of the hardest things for me to give up was Starbucks banana bread. Honestly, it was just the one thing I cheated with. It was so easy and convenient and oh so delicious!
I even had a Starbucks banana bread recipe…that’s how deep my love was. But the banana bread recipe had an obscene amount of sugar and white flour. At the time I wasn’t confident enough to attempt to change the recipe so I put the tattered recipe aside and didn’t touch it for a few years.
Simple Healthy Banana Bread Recipe – Delicious and Dairy & Egg Free
Fast forward a few years and I make clean Banana bread all the time! I have tested several variations of this recipe and finally settled on a favorite. This recipe calls for white whole wheat flour which makes it denser and more filling. However, it remains moist and full of flavor!
Now that my daughter is avoiding eggs, I have also started using a flax egg in place of regular eggs. It’s a bonus that I’m sneaking flax into the kids’ diet as well! if you can eat eggs, there is no reason to substitute it. In fact, you will get a fluffier loaf with real eggs.
This recipe is so simple and easy, I think you will find yourself reaching for it anytime your bananas turn brown! Be sure to let me know what you think.
Clean Eating Banana Bread
This clean eating banana bread recipe is perfect for breakfast, as a snack or for dessert. Eat it as is or add some pecans or dairy-free chocolate chips for variety!
- 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup Butter Alternative - I used Miyoko's Vegan butter you can also used unsalted butter if you are not avoiding dairy
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed mixed with 6 Tbsp Water
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3-4 mashed bananas brown ones are better
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×5 glass pan.
in a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
In a large bowl, mix the butter alternative, maple syrup, honey, flax & water mixture and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Mix in the mashed bananas
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix or the bread will be dry.
Pour the batter in to the greased pan and bake for 55 minutes or until set.
Let cool at least 1 hour or overnight.