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💓-y- Banana Nut Bread


💓-y Banana Nut Bread

💓-y Banana Nut Bread is now my favorite to make! Healthier version than I usually bake. I substituted the white sugar with honey, egg whites for the whole egg, and plain Greek yogurt for the butter. The bread is moist, and the texture is firm. I don't even miss the butter because of the yogurt!

3 ripe bananas smashed
1/2 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt 
1/4 c. of raw honey (however sweet you would like it)
1 tsp. of baking soda 
dash or a pinch of salt 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsps. egg whites to equal one egg
1 c. whole wheat flour 
1 c. ground pecans or walnuts 
1/4 c. of white flour (more if needed)
Oil to coat the pan - I prefer extra virgin olive oil

Pull out that loaf pan no bigger than 4x8 and coat it with a small amount of olive oil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Smash those bananas in a bowl and add 1/2 c. of plain non-fat, or low-fat Greek yogurt while mixing it all. Mix well with the honey, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and egg whites. Add 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of ground nuts and mix. Next, depending on how thick the nuts make the mixture, I add 1/4 c. of white flour up to 1/2 c. depending on the thickness of the mix after adding the nuts. Usually, it is thicker than cake batter. You don't want it runny or too thick for the batter—something like the middle of the road. The Greek yogurt gives it a good texture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and set the timer to 50 minutes. Depending on your oven, it may cook faster. I check it for 50 minutes to see if it springs back when pushed on, or I'll stick a toothpick into the center to see if it comes out clean or close to it! If not, leave in another 5 minutes and check again. I only bake it for 1 hour at maximum. You don't want to overcook!

Take it out and remove it from the pan. Place it on a metal cooling rack. I like to eat it while it is warm. If you want whipped cream, add a small dab on top. You can also add warmed fruit such as blueberries and strawberries. Don't overdo it, or it won't be too 💓-y! ENJOY!

The calorie calculator is approximate for the recipe based on eight slices of the loaf: 


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving 
Calories408
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.7g27%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 236mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 42.1g15%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g17%
Total Sugars 19.4g 
Protein 17.5g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 143mg11%
Iron 2mg9%
Potassium 440mg9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.



Added ground nuts

Thick batter

Ready to bake!

Baked and ready to eat!

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