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banana bread sliced

Healthy Banana Bread

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Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: banana, banana bread, kid friendly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • Makes one 8.5- or 9.5-inch loaf pan


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup maple sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup plain kefir or yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups 4 each ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray loaf pan with oil spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oil, maple syrup, maple sugar, eggs, kefir, and vanilla. Mix/mash bananas into the wet mixture well.
  • In a bowl, mix baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flour.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and incorporate together. Do not overmix.
  • Pour mixture into loaf pan and place into oven. Cover with foil and bake for 65 minutes, removing foil halfway through. Banana Bread is done when toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool 10 to 15 minutes prior to removing from loaf pan.