Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Sugar Free Banana Bread
Is there anything quite like the classic taste of banana bread? Or just bananas in general? Truly, if you want to keep something naturally sweet bananas are where it's at (like this wonderfully indulgent vegan chocolate peanut butter nice cream!). But like most indulgences, it' rarely placed in front of you in a healthy form! Which is why this sugar free banana bread is so crucial to life 😉
Banana bread has always been one of the things I'm terrible at making- even when I follow a recipe. It always comes out dry, too boring or just generally lackluster. To the point I just stopped trying.
In part, this could be because I suck at measuring and I attempt to slightly tweak recipes randomly (I'm aware that this is kind of a “you're going to fail” method).
But a while back, I had a ton of over ripe bananas and really really wanted banana bread- it's just so comforting!
So I got to work. And after only two attempts something good came out of it!
Of course my husband's first question when he walked in the door was “does it have sugar in it”. I answered with an eye roll because rarely do I make things with sugar and especially not I baby bear is getting some.
So he was a bit hesitant to try this sugar free banana bread (sigh). But once he did I actually got the “regular person” seal of approval!
This is the biggest test in my opinion because those of us that already eat healthily have altered our taste buds. But my husband pretty much lives off of sugar filled flavor. And while he did lather hip up with butter, he also finished off the batch!
And no one was more surprised it tastes good than he was because we both know I suck at banana bread 😛
So enter my new obsession: this sugar free banana bread.
Instead of traditional sugars (or even maple syrup which we all know I live off of!), this sugar free banana bread is sweetened naturally with dates and bananas.
On the plus side, not only do dates help keep baked goods super sweet but they can also help relieve constipation, reduce blood pressure and have been shown to help improve labor if eaten while pregnant!
So not only is this banana bread sugar free but it's healthy too!
Basically, the dates and bananas keep it sweet as much as they keep it moist. For us personally, I just started letting baby bear have a bit of stevia but before I would have simply omitted the topping on half of the loaf for her.
This sugar free banana bread not only makes a great dessert but it's actually a pretty healthy snack too. It's sweetened naturally with real foods and contains alternative, healthy flours to slow the release of the sugars. It's light, tasty and of course makes your house smell like cinnamon banana bread which is easily one of the best smells ever!
Ingredients In The Sugar Free Banana Bread
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 3 eggs
- 6 Dates
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons chopped Walnuts (for topping)
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (for topping)
- 1 packet stevia (for topping)
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How To Make The Healthy Banana Bread
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a blender combine the bananas through to the coconut oil until smooth.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well, until everything is combined.
Grease an 8×4 pan and pour the batter into the pan. Use a silicone spatula to spread evenly.
In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and stevia and sprinkle on top of the banana bread. Top with crushed almonds making sure to press them down slightly into the batter.
Bake 20minutes. Turn the pan and bake another 10 minutes in the oven.
Remove from oven and let cool full in the tray before removing.
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Sugar Free Banana Bread
This sugar free banana bread makes an easy dessert or even a tasty snack. It uses real food to keep it sweet and light while still giving that cinnamon banana smell and flavor. It's healthy, tasty and definitely has that banana bread comfort feel!