Banana bread is already pretty healthy, but I came across a recipe on Pinterest for a healthier version of banana bread and had to give it a try. Of course, since I have a hard time following recipes exactly, I gave it a few tweaks.
Here’s my recipe:
- 3 overripe bananas (mashed)
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4c maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup apple sauce (no sugar added – homemade is best!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine bananas, syrup, and eggs in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. In another bowl combine dry ingredients and mix to combine. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Grease a loaf pan (I used coconut oil) and add batter to the pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
Let the loaf sit in the pan for 5 or 10 min then loosen edges with a knife. Carefully invert the loaf pan (it will still be hot so be careful!) onto a cooling rack and the bread should slide out. Using another cooling rack invert the bread so it’s right side up and let cool.
Overall this recipe came out very good! You absolutely cannot tell that it’s a good for you, or “clean eating” version. If you are concerned about maple flavor (I don’t know why you would be, but maybe you are) it doesn’t taste mapley at all. So if you want a nice maple flavor use grade B dark (my syrup wasn’t as dark as I would have liked), and you might want to add more maple. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!