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One-Bowl Healthy Banana Bread (No Refined Sugar, Dairy Free)

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x


This One-Bowl Healthy Banana Bread is better for you and doesn’t sacrifice one ounce of flavor! It’s a supremely moist banana bread that’s loaded with only the good stuff you want. Here’s a healthy banana bread recipe you’ll feel great about.


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or melted unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw, unfiltered honey
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 medium-sized very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1.5 cups mashed)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 TB ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • Optional: dark mini chocolate chips (nuts or dried blueberries work well, too)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Lightly grease 9×5 inch loaf pan with EVOO or coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the first 6 (wet)ingredients. Stir with a hand-whisk until fully incorporated. Add remaining ingredients except for flour. Gently whisk to combine well. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in the flour; fold repeatedly until flour is just combined, with some small lumps remaining (do not over mix the flour.) Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.
  3. Use rubber spatula to completely transfer batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake about 50 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few tender crumbs attached. Let bread cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Run a thin, sharp knife along edges carefully and remove bread from pan to slice.


* We prefer mini chocolate chips, as they “melt” into the bread really well.
* If preferred, you can use all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. Note that whole wheat flour will result in somewhat of a more “textured” bread than the white-whole-wheat.

  • Category: Breakfast, brunch
  • Cuisine: American