All my friends know I am crazy about banana bread. I found the best recipe ever, and I make it all the time. Even people who aren’t a fan of bananas usually like it. It’s really delicious. Anyway, of course I am browsing pinterest the other night and I see a recipe for a healthy strawberry banana bread. The recipe uses whole wheat flour, brown sugar or a sugar substitute, and greek yogurt. No butter, no oil, no white flour….how can this turn out well? I was practically drooling over the photos she posted so I decided I needed to make this asap. I remembered that we had 2 brown bananas in the fridge, and after reading the recipe, I knew we had all the other ingredients as well. I decided to make it while dinner was baking…I was already in the kitchen anyway, right?
About an hour later it was ready. At first I wasn’t sure how it had turned out because the top was a little browner than usual. But, then I remember the wheat flour and thought maybe that was why. As I cut into the bread I could see it was super moist and already I was drooling again. This is a great ‘healthy’ recipe that really makes you feel like you are indulging. It is going to be a staple from now on! Try it, you will LOVE IT! The girl over at No Sugar Sweet Life is a genius!!
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (or 1/4 cup agave)
- 3 large ripe bananas (I used 2)
- 2 eggs
- 6 oz. Chobani Strawberry Banana Greek yogurt (I used Strawberry)
- 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Start by combining flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are gooey and liquid-like.
- Add eggs and sugar and mix thoroughly.
- Add greek yogurt
- Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. At this point, fold in the fresh strawberries!
- Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and distribute evenly.
- Put into the oven and bake for one hour, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean (55 minutes for me).
- Transfer to a cooling rack and (try to) let the bread cool for at least ten minutes before slicing.