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Healthy Banana Walnut Bread – This banana bread is easily the most requested recipe in my house, and it never lasts a full day! It’s so fluffy, moist, and has the perfect amount of sweetness—no one will guess that it’s made with whole wheat flour and has almost no added sugar (and the health benefits don’t end there)! By far the best banana bread I have ever tasted, healthy or not. #bananabread #banana #bread #healthy #walnut #date #medjooldate #datesweetened #naturallysweetened #refinedsugarfree #refinedflourfree #wholewheat #dessert #lowaddedsugar #greekyogurt #avocadooil

Healthy Banana Walnut Bread

This banana bread is easily the most requested recipe in my house, and it never lasts a full day! It’s so fluffy, moist, and has the perfect amount of sweetness—no one will guess that it’s made with whole wheat flour and has almost no added sugar (and the health benefits don’t end there)! By far the best banana bread I have ever tasted, healthy or not.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large bananas mashed (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup medjool dates packed
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 eggs separated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½-1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ¼ cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts roast for more flavor

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Soak the dates in boiling water for 5-10 minutes to soften. In the meantime, separate your yolks and whites. Put the yolks in a large bowl and the whites in a medium bowl. Beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer (I use handheld) until they become lighter and airier. Then beat the whites with a teaspoon of the maple syrup, until it forms stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, process the dates and Greek yogurt until smooth. Beat this mixture into the egg yolks until fully combined. Then beat in the mashed bananas, oil, vanilla, and remaining maple syrup.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Coat the walnuts in this flour mixture. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet, then switch to a spatula and fold when it gets too hard to whisk. Fold in the egg whites.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and fill until it is ¾ full. If you still have batter left, pour the rest into a mini or regular size muffin tin. Bake the bread for 40-50 minutes, covering for the last 20. Bake mini muffins for about 10 minutes or regular size for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let the bread cool slightly before serving, about 15-30 minutes.

Notes

Ingredient substitutions can be found in the blog post above.