Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

This is my absolute favorite banana bread recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Canyon Ranch Cooks ( 


3 small, very ripe bananas mashed – about 1 cup

1/4 cup brewed coffee

1 tsp grated orange peel

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 whole egg

1 cup whole-wheat flour

1/4 cup bread flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp ground allspice

1/3 cup chopped walnuts 

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 bread pan with canola oil and dust with flour. 

2.  In a small bowl, combine bananas, coffee and orange peel and mix well.  Set aside.

3.  In a medium bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar and applesauce.  Add egg and mix well.  Add to banana mixture and mix until smooth. 

4.  In a small bowl, sift together dry ingredients.  Add to banana mixture and mix until all ingredients are just combined.  Fold in walnuts.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for 5 minutes.  Remove from pan and slice when cooled completely. 

Makes 12 servings.  Each serving contains approximately:  135 calories, 27 grams carb, 2 grams fat, 18 mg cholesterol, 3 grams protein, 146 mg sodium, 2 grams fiber

3 Responses to “Healthy Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. HealthHacker Says:

    Now THAT’s what I like to see on fitness blogs!

    I am off to try this one out.

  2. Brad Says:

    Very Sexy B Bread

  3. Shauna Says:

    You should enter this recipe in a contest. The winner gets a $50 gift card from Sur La Table! There aren’t very many submissions so it probably wouldn’t be that hard to win.

    Plus, you’ll get traffic back you your website. That’s always a good thing!



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