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Healthy Banana Bread (No Added Sugar)

Somi Igbene PhD ANutrNovember 30, 2020

Need a healthy banana bread recipe that’s delicious but low in sugar? You’re in luck, because this recipe is all of that and more! This moist banana bread recipe is added sugar-free, artificial sweetener-free and dairy-free!

Research continuously shows how toxic excessive sugar intake is to our health. 

Banana bread is delicious! But, most recipes require overly ripe bananas and large quantities of sugar. The average banana bread recipe contains 28g of sugar per serving, 17g of which are added sugars. 

This equates to you consuming 56% of your recommended daily allowance of added sugar in one slice of banana bread. 

It is OK if you eat such recipes occasionally, and if your overall diet is low in sugar. If the opposite is true, however, you may increase your risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity. 

My banana bread recipe is free of added sugar. It also free from artificial sweeteners and dairy. This recipe is vegetarian since it contains eggs. But, you can make it vegan by substituting eggs for a flax egg. 

The addition of Greek-style yoghurt keeps the banana bread moist. Walnuts add a lovely crunch, and are a source of omega-3 fats. Banana bread is best enjoyed warm topped with Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit and a sprinkle of toasted seeds.

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

  • Author: Somi
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 10 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Moist breakfast banana bread, free of added sugars and sweeteners and dairy.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 270g self-raising wholewheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 114g coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 140g dairy-free Greek-style yoghurt
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl then set aside.
  2. Combine eggs, coconut oil, greek-style yoghurt, vanilla extract and mashed bananas in another bowl.
  3. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk thoroughly to combine. Add chopped walnuts and mix well.
  4. Grease a loaft tin with coconut oil then pour the batter into the tin.
  5. Bake in the oven at 200C for 60 minutes. Aloow banana bread to cool on a baking rack.
  6. Cut into 10 slices and enjoy a slice with fresh furt, yoghurt and mixed seeds.

Notes

Best served warm. It will keep in for 3-days in a sealed containers.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Per 95g slice
  • Calories: 258
  • Sugar: 6.4g
  • Fat: 14.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.1g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 6.2g

Keywords: Banana bread

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REFERENCES

  1. Chatelan, A., Gaillard, P., Kruseman, M., Keller, A (2019) Total, added, and free sugar consumption and adherence to guidelines in Switzerland: Results from the first national nutrition survey menuCH. Nutrients, 11(5), 1117.
  2. Faruque, S., Tong, J., Lacmanovic, V., Agbonghae, C., Minaya, D.M, and Czaja, K. (2019) The dose makes the poison: Sugar and obesity in the United States – a review. Pol J Food Nutr Sci, 69(3), 219-233.
  3. Seo, E.H., Kim, H., Kwon, O. (2019) Association between total sugar intake and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged Korean men and women. Nutrients, 11(9), 2042
  4. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (2015) Carbohydrates and Health report. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-carbohydrates-and-health-report. Last accessed:  30 November 2020

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