Healthy & Easy Banana Bread Recipe No Sugar added

Wondering what can be healthy snack ideas for toddlers? – Try this healthy Banana bread recipe with 6-ingredients today. With no added sugar or dairy or nuts, this makes a healthy finger food for babies as well. And it is one of the classic recipes that spark joy in every home. My kids love and enjoy recipes made using bananas. 

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Homemade Banana Bread

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Unlike traditional bread recipes, this recipe does not contain any flour in this recipe making it a healthy snack to enjoy with healthy ingredients. With no added sugar this makes a great choice for babies too. I have added homemade dates syrup as a replacement for sugar. This is not only good for kids but a great family snack to sit and enjoy.

Please Note: This recipe might contain an allergen. If introducing to babies, please make sure your baby is not allergic to any ingredient.

What do you need for this Healthy Banana Bread Recipe?

This healthy banana bread is made using organic ingredients. Here are the 6 ingredients that you need to make it.

  • Banana – A ripened banana acts as a natural sweetener and gives a good smell and flavour to the bread. You can ripen the banana by baking in the oven for best results.
  • Egg – One large egg acts as a binding agent. This is an allergen and it is essential to introduce it separately for babies before trying this recipe.
  • Oats – I have used roasted and powdered oats to make this bread which is a healthy alternate for flours. You can choose to use coconut flour or store bought oats flour as well.
  • Dates – A natural sweetener and also high in Iron, dates makes this bread healthier and tastier. You either use a date paste or homemade dates syrup.
  • Baking soda – A pinch of baking soda makes this bread fluffy and soft. You can choose to not add them.
  • Vanilla essence (optional) – I added a couple drops to introduce flavor to my kids. You can choose to not add it, banana does give a natural flavour anyway.
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Instructions to make this healthy banana bread

Now that you have all the ingredients, follow the below instructions to make this healthy banana bread recipe.

  • Mash two ripened bananas using a fork in a mixing bowl until there are no lumps in it.
  • Beat in an egg and mix well with banana.
  • Add a cup of powdered oats to this mixture. Add in parts to avoid lumps. Mix well to get a slightly thick dough consistency.
  • Add baking soda, dates syrup and vanilla essence and give it a good mix.
  • Alternately, you can choose to add all the ingredients to a blender and blend them to form a dough.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the bread pan with butter or avocado oil.
  • Pour in the dough into the bread pan and bake the bread for upto 20 mins until you see golden brown colour.
  • Turn off the oven and allow it to cool down.
  • Note that the bread will continue to bake even when it is cooling down so do not try to overbake it – baking for longer makes the bread hard.
  • Once cooled down, you can enjoy the soft and fluffy banana bread.

Tips

  • You can store this banana bread for up to 3 days at room temperature and for up to 5 days in refrigerator.
  • You can replace egg with a cup of flaxseed in case of allergy or want an eggless version.
  • Optionally you can add some nuts if you want. It adds a good flavour and texture to bread.
  • Oats can be replaced with coconut flour or all-purpose flour alternately.

FAQs Banana Bread

1. Why is my banana bread fudgy?

It is common when you use heavier and wetter ingredients such as bananas. Using a pinch of baking soda or any alternative leavening agent prevents banana bread from being fudgy.

2. Why is my banana bread not fluffy?

Overmixing or over stirring can lead to a hard rubbery texture. Gently mix in all the wet ingredients and then mix the dry ingredients to get soft and fluffy banana bread.

3. Is it OK to freeze banana bread?

Yes. You can freeze and use it for up to 3 months but after which it loosens the taste and texture. Banana bread tastes best when you eat it fresh.

4. How over ripe should bananas be for banana bread?

More ripen means the best banana bread that tastes best. Black bananas are usually the best. So, if you have a leftover banana that is overripe and you are about to throw it, you know what to do now! Mash them and turn them into delicious banana bread.

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Banana Bread Recipe

Rashmi Madhwaraj
Try this healthy Banana bread recipe with 6-ingredients today. With no added sugar or dairy or nuts, this makes a healthy finger food for babies as well. And it is one of the classic recipes that spark joy in every home. My kids love and enjoy recipes made using bananas. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Banana
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 2 tbsp Dates syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking soda
  • 1 drop Vanilla essence (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Mash two ripened bananas using a fork in a mixing bowl until there are no lumps in it.
  • Beat in an egg and mix well with banana.
  • Add a cup of powdered oats to this mixture. Add in parts to avoid lumps. Mix well to get a slightly thick dough consistency.
  • Add baking soda, dates syrup and vanilla essence and give it a good mix.
  • Alternately, you can choose to add all the ingredients to a blender and blend them to form a dough.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the bread pan with butter or avocado oil.
  • Pour in the dough into the bread pan and bake the bread for upto 20 mins until you see golden brown coloud.
  • Turn off the oven and allow it to cool down.
  • Note that the bread will continue to bake even when it is cooling down so do not try to overbake it – baking for longer makes the bread hard.
  • Once cooled down, you can enjoy the soft and fluffy banana bread.

Notes

  • You can store this banana bread for up to 3 days at room temperature and for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • You can replace the egg with a cup of flaxseed in case of allergy or want an eggless version.
  • Optionally you can add some nuts if you want. It adds a good flavour and texture to the bread.
  • Oats can be replaced with coconut flour or all-purpose flour alternately.
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2 thoughts on “Healthy & Easy Banana Bread Recipe No Sugar added”

  1. Yummy Banana Bread, happy to have found your recipe that is healthier than the recipes I have been using. Can’t wait to make and get the kids involved in helping as well. The kids love to interact in kitchen, so I let them help prepare baking goods. Thanks for sharing this recipe, will be printing right away. 

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