Banana bread is usually either healthy or delicious, but this recipe is both. If you are skeptical about using healthy ingredients when baking, then this is the recipe for you. This banana bread is dense and moist even without butter, refined sugar or white flour.  

While chocolate chips are classic, you can add whatever mix-ins you want. Mini peanut butter cups, chocolate-coated caramels, cookie dough... Literally anything from the chocolate/candy section of Trader Joe's would be incredible. The possibilities are endless.

Semi-Healthy Banana Bread

  • Prep Time:10 secs
  • Cook Time:40 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins 10 secs
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 1 2/3 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3-4 bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°.

  • Step 2

    Pick out spotty, brown bananas.

  • Step 3

    Mash bananas until they resemble a puree.

  • Step 4

    Add applesauce, water and egg whites.

  • Step 5

    Add flour, baking soda and baking powder.

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  • Step 6

    Add honey (can add more or less for desired sweetness).

  • Step 7

    Add cinnamon.

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  • Step 8

    Add chocolate chips (or other mix-ins) and fold in evenly.

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  • Step 9

    Pour batter into greased trays or into lined muffin tins (for banana bread muffins).

  • Step 10

    Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  • Step 11

    Allow to cool for 10 minutes before devouring. For best results, pair with a mug of hot chocolate.