Take those browning bananas off your counter and turn them into this Secretly Healthy Banana Bread! Completely gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free!
Shh… It’s Secretly Healthy Banana Bread
Don’t tell your guests, but there are no refined sugars or flours in this banana bread. This banana bread is made without oil, yet it still melts in your mouth!
I’ve always been a fan of banana bread. It’s easy, quick, and takes one bowl to make. That’s my kind of baking. Out of all the banana breads I’ve tasted…this secretly HEALTHY banana bread takes the cake! Literally, I would eat this over cake.
Banana Bread Recipe Fanatic
I know I don’t need to convince you, but just for all those out there that need assurance of my love for healthy banana bread, here is a clip from a few years ago displaying my excitement for a recipe I found on Pinterest.
Since discovering that recipe, I have created my very own secretly healthy banana bread recipe that I’m sure you’re going to love as much as I do.
Oh, and my face has gone back to normal too 😉
I’ve shared this banana bread at numerous gatherings and it’s an absolute hit! I usually let everyone taste it first before spilling the beans on its healthy ingredients (ya don’t want people to prejudge ya know?).
When they ask for the recipe they FLIP! They can’t believe it’s actually healthy. I fully support you trying this approach next time you serve something healthy to your family and friends. It’s quite satisfying and hilarious.
My husband, who’s unfortunately not a fan of desserts or baked goods (we’re working on it) ACTUALLY LOVED this banana bread! Yay mini victory! So even for the pickiest of eaters, this healthy treat will hit the spot.
Secretly Healthy Ingredients
No oil in this beautiful bread my friends. That means way FEWER CALORIES and LESS FAT then your typical banana bread. Instead of oil, we use…drum roll please…one of my favorite secret ingredients...PLAIN NON-FAT GREEK YOGURT! Not only does this ingredient save us on fat and calories, it actually adds nutrition and protein! It also makes this banana bread extremely moist (sorry to those who hate that word).
ALMOND FLOUR: This ingredient is key in making this bread melt in your mouth. It’s also a great source of healthy fats and fiber which will keep you fuller for longer.
COCONUT SUGAR: This secret ingredient tastes very similar to brown sugar. Ever had a snack or treat that gives you immediate energy (sugar rush) but then leaves you feeling hungrier or sluggish 20 minutes later? I know I have. That’s because that snack we ate probably had processed foods or sugars in it that spiked our blood sugar giving our bodies a sense of “energy.” However, this “energy” quickly takes a turn for the worst and after about 20 minutes our blood sugar plummets, causing us to feel icky and lethargic.
Coconut sugar is incredible because it tastes amazing and DOESN’T SPIKE BLOOD SUGAR. It’s actuallyhealthy for you! Read more about the health benefits of coconut sugar!
Need a recipe for ripe bananas?
I know you have those bananas going black on your counter… it’s time to whip up this easy Secretly Healthy Banana Bread! Trust me, it will not disappoint.