Healthy Banana Bread

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS.  I’m beyond excited right now, and I’m typing at about 7x my standard speed because I am bringing this amazing Healthy Banana Bread recipe to y’all.  It’s without a doubt the best Banana Bread I have ever made, and eaten, in. my. life.  This is real people, not a joke, not an exaggeration.  This creation right here?  You’re DAMN RIGHT I’M PROUD OF IT. 🍌🍞

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

One bite in and I was like, “WTF who stole my Healthy Banana Bread and swapped it with this unhealthy one??” 😳🤔

It tastes like it’s full of sugar and butter.  And it certainly does not feel or taste gluten-free.  It doesn’t fall apart like sand, and thankfully, it doesn’t taste like sand either 👍

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

It’s so full of banana flavor too.  I CAN’T EVEN 😱

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I could die a happy girl right now.  But only if you bury me with a loaf of this Healthy Banana Bread 😎

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

A couple months ago I was contacted by the Peanut Butter & Co. team and was asked to develop a recipe using their brand new product, Bestie® — a peanut-free nut butter line with almond butter, cashew butter, and an almond-cashew butter.  The Bestie line is non-GMO, vegan, kosher, with no added sugar.  PS:  Scroll down below to enter the Bestie giveaway!  Whoop whoop!

When I was thinking of a recipe to make, I was craving Banana Bread.  Hard.  But I didn’t have any fresh bananas on hand…  because, of course, the previous day I had frozen a full set of 8 super spotty bananas.  My life just works like that alllll the time.  Just HAD to freeze ’em the day before you were gonna use them, didn’t ya Jess!

*rolls eyes* 🙄

I contemplated going to the store to get fresh bananas but nah, I was too lazy, so I defrosted those recently frozen bananas and got to work.  This Healthy Banana Bread is soft and springy and moist and sweet and addictive and packed with banana flavor.  I gave half of the loaf to my parents because they were going to have a few friends over for dinner and everyone loved it.  I’m so glad my parents moved to Texas because now I can get their input (and sometimes, harsh criticism) on the baked goods I send their way.  It’s all for the better, though — only the best for you guys!!

one 9x5" loaf

Healthy Banana Bread

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray a 9x5” loaf pan with cooking spray and line one way with parchment paper for easy removal later.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the sorghum flour, oat flour, erythritol, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add the almond milk, mashed bananas, Bestie nut butter, eggs, vanilla extract and stevia extract.  Mix on low speed.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer and increase the mixer speed to medium.  Mix until the ingredients are fully incorporated.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for ~70 minutes, or until the surface forms a light crust and springs back when tapped.
  6. Let cool in the pan for 1 hour, then transfer the loaf to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.  Slice and serve, or store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Be sure to follow @DessertsWithBenefits on Instagram!  If you try this recipe, make sure to snap a picture of it, tag me @DessertsWithBenefits, and hashtag #DessertsWithBenefits.  I’d love to see it and feature you on #FanFaveFridays!

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Does this Banana Bread make for the bestest, healthiest breakfast EVER?! 🍌🍞

Why yes, kind reader, YES IT DOES 🤓

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Now it’s time for the giveaway.  Let’s go win some NUT BUTTA!
(I’m slightly jealous of whoever wins this giveaway because you’ll be getting free nut butters delivered to your doorstep. Free nut butter?! Can I come over?!)

Peanut Butter & Co.'s "Bestie" (Almond & Cashew Butter) Giveaway!

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Enjoy!

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– Jess

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49 comments on “Healthy Banana Bread

  1. I’m most excited about the Bestie Cashew Butter.

  2. This bread looks delicious! 

  3. I love tha tyou always put healthy recipes 🙂 What I do not like that much is when you have recipes with whey since I do not want to use it and I cannot substitute by anything else I know 🙁

    • I haven’t posted a recipe using whey in a really long time… this recipe is whey-free too, so enjoy the Banana Bread!

    • Carla – I’m sure Jess would agree (hopefully) that you can substitute pant based protein powder for whey with no problems in recipes.  I do it all the time.  In fact, I think the plant based ones give a better texture to baked goods than whey anyway.  What do you think Jess? Regardless – this banana bread looks fantastic!  I’m vegan so will swap out the eggs for flax eggs and pump the protein back in with some plant based protein and get back to you with my verdict. 

      • I’ve never actually had any success substituting plant based protein for whey protein in recipes (or vice versa), but I’m glad it’s worked out for you!!
        I’m not sure if this recipe will work the same without eggs, but I’m sure it’ll be delicious nonetheless! Hope you love it 😀
        -Jess

    • whey is very healthy; it is high in glutathione, which is the most powerful antioxidant.

  4. Banana bread is like my breakfast spiritual animal. If that makes sense….A piece of banana bread with some Kerrygold butter on top? Can’t beat it! I’d love to try the Bestie cashew butter.

  5. Omg NOMZ I’m so excited about the Cashew and Almond Butter blend!! Thanks for the giveaway Jess! 🙂

  6. Dying to try the Bestie Almond & Cashew Butter! I saw someone else post about the Bestie Almond & Cashew Butter a few weeks ago and I’ve been fighting the urge to order it online this whole time. I wish a local grocery store carried it close to me, but in the mean time I will enter this giveaway and hope for the best!

  7. I am excited about the Bestie Almond and Cashew Butter! Yum

  8. I’m always up for a new banana bread recipe and I’ve not heard of Bestie brand–thank you!

  9. yum. banana bread AND nut butter! alsounds like a tasty treat!

  10. Definitely the almond + cashew mix!

  11. I’m excited to try the Cashew Butter. 

  12. I would love to try the straight-up almond butter 🙂 Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  13. Looking forward to trying the almond butter

  14. I’d love to give the cashew butter a try 🙂

  15. pumpkin spice pb

  16. bestie almond butter!!

  17. I’d most like to try the Almond and Cashew Butter!

  18. I’d love to try the Bestie Cashew Butter.

  19. I’ll be making this for my parents this weekend!

  20. Almond and Cashew Butter

  21. Karla Franklin

    I would most like to try the Bestie Cashew Butter.

  22. I’m excited to try the Cashew Butter because it’s new to me.

  23. Shelley Johnson

    Cashew butter!

  24. Definitely, cashew butter!

  25. I’d love to try the Bestie Almond and Cashew Butter.

  26. I’d love to try the cashew butter!

  27. Beatie Almond Butter

  28. CASHEW BUTTER!

  29. The cashew butter sounds great.

  30. I am most excited about the Bestie Almond & Cashew Butter.

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