Banana Bread - Healthier Version - Waypoint Homes

Banana Bread – Healthier Version

By substituting the right ingredients, any recipe can be pushed higher on the healthy spectrum. That’s why we chose to share this recipe from on how to make a healthy banana bread. We added a few alternative substitutions you can try as well. Let us know how yours turns out!



2 cups all-purpose flour (substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter (substitute 1/8 cup applesauce)
1/8 cup non-fat plain yogurt
3/4 cup brown sugar (reduce by half and add vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon to intensify sweetness)
2 eggs, beaten (substitute 4 eggs whites)
2 1/3 cup mashed overripe bananas


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter, yogurt, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Stir in mashed bananas until well blended. Pour banana mixture to flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Transfer batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.


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