Sweetened with nothing but bananas, apple sauce and dates, this wholesome No Sugar Added Whole Wheat Banana Bread might very well become your new go to recipe! I know it’s become mine!

Sweetened with nothing but bananas, apple sauce and dates, this wholesome No Sugar Added Whole Wheat Banana Bread might very well become your new go to recipe! I know it's become mine!

I know I’ve already shared quite a few banana bread recipes with you in the past… but I don’t recall ever sharing one that was totally healthy AND crazy simple to make at the same time

Well, this new one it flat out fits the bill! Indeed, this bad boy is perfectly healthy, in that it contains nothing but wholesome ingredients  most of which you’ll have no trouble finding in your cupboards, I’m sure   and not one single grain of sugar was added to it. The only ingredients responsible for bringing sweetness to this banana bread are the actual bananas, a little bit of unsweetened apple sauce as well as a cup of chopped dates. That’s it, that’s all! 

And as far as the actual prep goes, making this won’t require much more than 10 minutes of your time. Well, of active prep time, that is… Then there’s the matter of actually baking the bread and letting it cool for a bit, while patiently waiting for that moment when you finally get to enjoy the first slice… Unfortunately, there isn’t much I can do about this.

But I trust that you’ll find it was well worth the wait! 

Banana bread in the making...

First, preheat your oven to 375°F, then grease and flour a one pound loaf pan. Me personally, I like to use ghee or coconut oil to grease my pans, but feel free to use your own favorite fat.

Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine the ripe bananas, eggs, melted coconut oil, apple sauce and vanilla extract and mash/mix the whole thing with a whisk, until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Don’t go crazy here, though; a few small lumps of bananas in the mixture are very much acceptable, and even desirable. 

Banana Bread in the making - Dry ingredients are getting poured into wet

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well with a whisk until fully combined; add this to the wet ingredients and stir with a spatula until well combined, no more. 

Banana Bread in the making - Dates and walnuts are being added to batter

Now time to stir in the dates and walnuts

Banana Bread in the pan ready to hit the oven

Transfer the batter to your prepared loaf pan and bake your banana bread for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is nice and brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Banana Bread fresh out of the oven

Remove the cake from the oven and place it on a cooling rack to cool for about 30 minutes, or at least until the pan and cake can be safely handled with your bare hands.

Sweetened with nothing but bananas, apple sauce and dates, this wholesome No Sugar Added Whole Wheat Banana Bread might very well become your new go to recipe! I know it's become mine!

Finally (I know you’ve been dying to do this!) remove the warm banana bread from the pan, then slice and serve.

Since this banana bread has no sugar to help preserve it, I suggest that you keep any leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for about a week. 

And once it’s completely chilled, you can slice it up, put it in the toaster for a few minutes, and then cover it with a thin layer of ghee…

Bliss… pure bliss, I tell you! 

Sweetened with nothing but bananas, apple sauce and dates, this wholesome No Sugar Added Whole Wheat Banana Bread might very well become your new go to recipe! I know it's become mine!
Sweetened with nothing but bananas, apple sauce and dates, this wholesome No Sugar Added Whole Wheat Banana Bread might very well become your new go to recipe! I know it's become mine!
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No Sugar Added Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Sweetened with nothing but bananas, apple sauce and dates, this wholesome No Sugar Added Whole Wheat Banana Bread might very well become your new go to recipe! I know it’s become mine!
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F; grease and flour a one pound loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ripe bananas, eggs, melted coconut oil, apple sauce and vanilla extract and mash/mix well with a whisk until smooth and well combined; a few small lumps of bananas in the mixture is acceptable.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well with a whisk until fully combined; add this to the wet ingredients and stir with a spatula until well combined, no more.
  • Stir in the dates and walnuts, then transfer the batter to your prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is nice and brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and place it on a cooling rack to cool for about 30 minutes, or at least until the pan and cake can be safely handled with your bare hands.
  • Remove the banana bread from the pan, then slice and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 357kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 222mg, Potassium: 552mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 95IU, Vitamin C: 4.1mg, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 2.2mg
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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