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Guilt-Free Banana Bread

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x

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Ingredients

  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup fat-free greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9X5 loaf pan and set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine bananas, yogurt, applesauce, coconut oil and beat with a wire whisk until combined. Add one egg at a time, whisking well to completely incorporate. Stir in vanilla, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
  5. Gently stir in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Do not overmix. Stir in walnuts, if adding.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and smooth to an even layer.
  7. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for 2-3 months.