Lighter Banana Bread

Lighter banana bread

Just a little rework of my traditional banana bread recipe to make it a bit healthier without losing flavor.

Banana Bread

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup honey or agave
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but very tasty)

Mash bananas with a fork in the bottom of a large mixing bowl.  Stir in honey.  Add in Greek yogurt and the egg.  Stir to combine.  Stir in baking soda and flour.  Fold in nuts.  Batter will be slightly thicker  and a little more foamy than traditional banana bread batter  (the acid from the Greek yogurt reacts with the baking soda).

Pour batter into a greased bread pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Because of the honey, this banana bread will get a bit darker than my traditional recipe.