Easy Banana Bread

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EASY BANANA BREAD RECIPE
Make fresh banana bread batter in seconds with your high powered Blendtec or Vitamix blender!  Better and faster than grandma used to make. :) Blender Babes adapted a popular recipe and made it healthier by using coconut oil, white whole wheat flour, and a healthier sugar option than white.  Another trick of ours, we kept our banana bread moist by using yogurt. Be sure to join our community for more amazing Blender Babes recipes!


Easy Banana Bread Recipe
 
This is an adapted classic banana bread recipe, made healthier by swapping some ingredients.
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Recipe type: Quick Bread
Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecans or walnuts pieces
  • 1/4 cup sugar, sucanat, or coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 eggs or egg substitute equivalent
  • 2 small bananas (or more if you LOVE banana!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (176˚C). Spray an 8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place eggs or substitute, coconut oil, yogurt, bananas, and vanilla into your jar in the order listed and secure lid.
  4. For Blendtec: Press the BATTERS button. Pour batter into dry ingredients and use a spatula to gently mix until just combined. If you have WILDSIDE jar, you can now add the dry ingredients and pulse to combine. Then add nuts and continue to pulse 1-3 times until combined.
  5. For Vitamix: Start on speed 1, turn machine on and slowly increase to speed 5. Blend for 10-15 seconds or until mixed. Pour batter into dry ingredients and mix gently by hand to combine.
  6. Stir nuts into batter, reserving some to sprinkle on top.
  7. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 loaf Calories: 2,292.5 Fat: 133.0 g Saturated fat: 56.9 g Unsaturated fat: 65.6g Carbohydrates: 232.1 g Sugar: 96g Sodium: 3,798.9 mg Fiber: 31.8g Protein: 51.4 g Cholesterol: 377.0 mg

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANAS
Bananas
are one of nature’s best foods containing health-promoting flavonoids and poly-phenolics, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta and alpha carotenes. What do all these big words mean? Antioxidants – bananas contain lots of free radical fighting antioxidants.

Just one banana contains 467 mg of potassium, which is important for controlling your heart rate and blood pressure. Potassium is also good for women during that certain time of month. The same amount of banana has just one milligram of sodium. The vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) in bananas provides around 28% of what is needed daily to help prevent anemia and coronary artery disease.

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Tarashaun founded Blender Babes in 2011, after discovering Blendtec and Vitamix blenders and realizing their massive potential to help people eat healthier AND heal their chronic illnesses through food. Her desire is to create a MOVEMENT: to encourage and teach people how to make inexpensive, fast and healthy meals and snacks at home, and to test, review and share an abundance of healthy living products and advice. See ALL our videos on YouTube, chat with BB on Twitter, Join the Fun on Facebook, Share Hers and Their Recipes on Pinterest, Go Behind the Scenes on Instagram, and Add me on Google+


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  1. Aloush Sadiq says

    I just tried this recipe, it turned out good not a wow but maybe because it is cheap on the bananas, need definitely more.

    • Blender BabesLeslie Williams says

      If you wanted to make this recipe gluten-free, you may need to do more than just switch the flour – I’m no baking expert, but I think you’d need something to keep it from being too dense. We will work on a gluten-free banana bread option!

  2. says

    Love any recipe I can make in my Blendtec blender–this one is especially delicious. Doubled the bananas called for, replaced AP flour with 1 c. almond meal and 1/2 c. gluten free flour from trader joe's. I used coconut sugar and added chocolate chips. Topped it with coconut butter, also made in my blendtec, recipe courtesy of The "Chocolate-Covered" Diet's Chocolate Covered Katie. :) It was delicious!

  3. says

    We love chocolate covered katie! We have a coconut butter recipe as well. Love that you made this recipe gluten-free and it still turned out AWESOME! Thx so much for sharing! :D HAPPY BLENDING!