Thanks to a splash of bourbon, this healthy whole wheat banana bread is rich in flavor. Made with Greek yogurt, it’s also a healthier choice.
Sure, chocolate chips and walnuts are great. But what makes a truly delicious loaf of banana bread is bourbon.
With the help of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract, bourbon adds another layer of complex, warm flavors that makes this bread just different enough from other loaves you’ve had in the past.
And no judgment here if you take a swig while making this healthy banana bread. Afterall, it’s important to know what your ingredients taste like.
So, if you’re looking for the ultimate cozy baked good that also happens to be lower in sugar and calories, then you’re going to want to whip up a batch of this healthy, whole wheat banana bread!
There are some coffee-shop quick breads that are worth the calories and added sugars.
For example, Stella’s Coffee in Denver has the best zucchini bread.
But in general, I don’t find coffee shop banana breads to be worth the nutrition investment. For example, 1 slice of Starbucks’ loaf contains 420 calories, 3 grams of saturated fat, 52 grams of carbs, and 30 grams of sugar.
30 grams! That’s as much as 3 glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme.
In contrast, one slice of my healthy banana bread recipe has 155 calories, only 1 gram saturated fat, 29 grams of carbs, and 15 grams of sugar.
So what makes this bread so much healthier?
Don’t want to wait for your bananas to brown? You can actually ripen them in your oven in 15 minutes.
Just note that this only works with bananas that are yellow and already starting to ripen. Ones that are still green will not work.
To keep this banana bread nice and moist, store it in an airtight container.
Stored properly, it will last for 2-3 days at room temperature or for up to 1 week in the fridge.
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My kind of banana bread, moist and delicious!
Thanks Cindy! Hope you give it a try 🙂
Banana bread, check! Bourbon…yes! Love the unique flavor idea!
Bourbon really is such a great winter-weather ingredient! Thanks Kathryn 🙂