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Healthy Banana Bread!

This Healthy Banana Bread is made with wholegrain spelt flour and is free from refined sugar and butter. It makes the perfect snack, dessert, breakfast or treat at any time of the day.

I love discovering healthier alternatives to classic, sweet treats. So, when I saw I had a couple of ripe bananas left over I thought it was the perfect time to make another delicious banana bread. This recipe is super moist, packed with flavour and made with natural sugars.

HOW TO MAKE BANANA BREAD

The recipe couldn’t be any simpler – mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls before combining! Better yet, you probably already have all of the ingredients in your cupboard! No trips out to Tesco needed.

  • Make sure you don’t overmix
  • Fold in the chocolate chips (or nuts if desired)

I use a non-stick loaf tin, otherwise, ensure you grease your pan with butter or non-stick spray.

Pour the batter and top with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 45-50 until golden brown, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

I also added a chocolate drizzle over mine. 2tbsps cocoa powder, 1tbsp maple syrup and 4/5 tbsps of water, simple!

SPELT FLOUR?

This is a great alternative to wheat flour. Those who cannot tolerate the gluten in wheat flour may tolerate this. Spelt does contain gluten, so people with moderate to severe gluten allergies or celiac disease need to avoid it as they would wheat!

Spelt also adds a pleasant, slightly sweet and nutty flavour to your favourite recipes.

That being said, both wheat flour and spelt flour work great in this banana bread! 

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BANANA BREAD

  • Use non-dairy milk or water
  • Use flax eggs instead of eggs

I hope you love this banana bread as much as I do. It makes the perfect guilt-free snack for anytime of the day. Looking for another healthy dessert? Try these Flourless Chickpea Blondies 

Healthy Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

This Healthy Banana Bread is made with wholegrain spelt flour and is free from refined sugar and butter. Makes the perfect snack, dessert, breakfast or treat at any time of the day.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: banana bread, chocolate, dessert, snack
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 175 kcal
Ingredients
  • 220 g wholegrain spelt flour or 220g wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 120 ml milk or water
  • 30 g peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 70 g maple syrup or honey
  • 50 g dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F and grease a 900g loaf tin and line it with baking parchment. 

  2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup and eggs until smooth. Add bananas, peanut butter and milk/water and beat again.

  4. Pour into the dry mixture and stir until combined, careful not to over mix. If adding fillings, fold in. 

  5. Pour the mixture into the greased loaf tin and top with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 45-50 until golden brown on top, and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cover with tinfoil if the top is browning too quickly.

  6. Leave the bread to cool in loaf tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack for 20 minutes to cool before slicing. Enjoy!

  7. This will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Make sure to tag me on Instagram or comment down below if you make this recipe, I’d love to know what you think!

Until the next post,

Evie x

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. I adore Banana Bread and make it all the time… I’ve never tried it with Maple syrup I bet it’s delicious. I too put chocolate chips in mine!

    Kate xx
    http://www.mummywho.com

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      It’s so good right? Yess you should try it! Tastes amazing! Thanks for reading x

  2. I love banana bread – I actually have a recipe on my blog, as well! It’s one of my favourite things to make but I’ve never actually added fruit or chocolate into it before, and that is going to be my next adventure! Especially after seeing your photos 😍

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Ooh I’ll have to check it out! Yess you need to try adding chocolate chips in, tastes amazing! Think I might try adding blueberries in next time, so many options! Thanks for reading X

  3. This sounds so amazing! My fiance and I are always looking for healthy options now, and I’m the one with a sweet tooth so this is right up my alley. Love that you added a chocolate drizzle 🙂

    Brooke | http://www.ordinary-joy.com

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Yes I couldn’t recommend this more! You wouldn’t even think it was healthier if you tried it! Thanks for reading x

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