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Almond Butter Banana Bread

This Almond Butter Banana Bread is simple, naturally sweet, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 10
Calories: 255kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g flour whole wheat (2 cups)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon optional
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 100 g brown sugar (½ cup) + extra for sprinkling
  • 85 g almond butter (⅓ cup)
  • 3 overripe bananas + 1 extra banana halved lengthwise for topping the loaf (optional)
  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 142 g plain, low-fat Greek yogurt (½ cup)
  • 70 g chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175°C (350F) and line a 9x5" loaf pan with parchment paper. Mash 3 bananas using a fork or potato masher. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift and mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • Place almond butter and sugar in a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (you can also use a handheld mixer). Mix on medium speed until well-combined. Scrape any ingredients from the side of the bowl using a spatula.
  • Add mashed bananas and mix well. Add vanilla extract and eggs, one by one, and mix for 1-2 minutes after each addition. Add Greek yogurt and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients in two additions and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in chocolate chips using a spatula.
  • Pour batter into prepare loaf pan, place 2 banana halves (sliced lengthwise) on top and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Cover and bake for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool on wire rack, slice, and serve or store for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg