We make banana bread at our house a lot because it’s the perfect way to use up old bananas. This recipe is our go-to easy, healthy banana bread recipe that my whole family loves.
The recipe is healthy as written, but there are some things you can do to make it even healthier, like subbing pure maple syrup for the brown sugar or replacing the all-purpose flour with equal parts gluten-free flour or spelt flour, which is Clean Eating.
Instead of butter, I used applesauce. Cutting out the butter and adding a little vanilla and cinnamon for flavor makes it delicious and moist. I guess that once you try this banana bread recipe, you’ll like it better than banana bread with oil.
I love banana bread for lunch and it’s a favorite of my children in their school lunches. I often make mini banana bread muffins because they are very child-friendly and not as messy.
I hope you enjoy this healthy banana bread with applesauce recipe – it definitely didn’t last long at my house – it was eaten by dinner time!
This banana bread with applesauce recipe was so easy - I can’t wait to buy more bananas!
- 2 Cups White Flour
- 1/2 Cup Applesauce
- 4 Large Bananas, ripe to over-ripe and mashed
- 2 Large Eggs
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 350
Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl
Mix brown sugar and applesauce until completely blended
Add 2 eggs, vanilla, and bananas to the sugar and mix well
Add wet ingredients into the dry and fold until all ingredients are wet
Pour into a greased 9X5 bread pan
Bake on 350 for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean