Day 28 – Healthy Banana Bread


I was intrigued by this recipe when I saw it. It’s a basic banana bread recipe with some substitutions. Instead of oil, you use applesauce. And instead of brown sugar, honey. I have used the applesauce substitution in baking before and I have enjoyed it. This was my first time trying the honey in place of brown sugar.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 mashed overripe bananas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. I might wait a little more than 10 minutes. This is what happened when I flipped mine over after 10 minutes:

Whoops! At least it looked pretty when I cut it up.

This wasn’t my favorite banana bread recipe, but it was good. The bread was moist, but they honey almost overpowered the banana. I think it’s great for anyone who is looking to stay away from sugar and oil. I actually made it for a play-date we hosted and the little people gobbled it up. I’m pretty sure my guy ate half the loaf. I think I’ll have to make this for him more often.

8 Weeks to a Better You Recipes – Banana Bread

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  1. I love this banana bread recipe! I cut the honey to 1/2cup and added cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Sometimes I add in just a small amount of ground flax seed to make it an even healthy breakfast on the go for my family. My kids gobble this up!

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