“Healthy” Banana Bread Recipe

Hello my lovelies!

I decided to try a new recipe and thought I’d document the process and share the recipe with y’all. After searching many websites for a “healthy” banana bread recipe this is what I decided to go with. I did alter it a little bit though as I didn’t have one of the ingredients on hand (well, I couldn’t find it anyway. What’s the bet I find it tomorrow haha). There are probably healthier banana bread recipes out there but this is the one that sounded best to me and it was pretty simple too. It also had a 5 star rating on taste.com.au by over 500 members so I figured it must be pretty dang good. Hunter seemed to like it too which is a huge bonus! Now, I want to mention something even though it may be pretty obvious, this is a very “bready” recipe. This may sound silly, but all the banana bread recipes I’ve ever used have always turned out more like a banana cake. This one is definitely bread. It’s also not overly sweet, which is good for little ones. My bananas weren’t as ripe as they should be so that altered the taste, however it’s still nice. So if you want to use just ripe bananas rather than over ripe ones to reduce the sugar content then go for it! Now, without further ado, here is the recipe…

“Healthy” Banana Bread

What you will need…


  • 1 ¾ cups Self-Raising Flour
  • ¼ cup plain (or All Purpose) Flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I didn’t have any so I used about ½ tsp Mixed Spice instead)
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (this is optional & wasn’t in the original recipe, but I put vanilla in almost all of my baking)
  • 50g butter, melted & cooled
  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1 large & 1 medium sized mixing bowl
  • Loaf tin
  • Grease proof paper

Preheat your oven to 180°C/360F. Grease and line your loaf tin, allow for extra paper to go over the edges so you can easily remove your bread once it’s baked. Place flours, sugar and spice into the large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Once combined, create a well in the center.


Place milk, butter, eggs, banana and vanilla (if using) into a medium bowl and stir until well combined.


Pour the banana mixture into the well in your flour mix and stir until just combined, take care not to over mix as over mixing will result in tough bread.


Spoon mixture into prepared loaf tin and smooth over top.


Place into oven to bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Once cooled, cut banana bread into slices & serve. This is best served warm with butter. If you want to be naughty, it is delicious with a tiny drizzle of golden syrup.


Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Alternatively, freeze slices in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

If you decide to make this please share your pics with me on my social media! Links are in the sidebar.

Enjoy! x