We always have ripe bananas sitting around. They either get frozen for smoothies, or sometimes made into sweet, delicious, warm banana bread. It’s fall, so the windows are open and that makes it a perfect day for baking warm bread.
My little man loves any kind of bread or muffins for breakfast. I made this healthier with him in mind, so I feel better about giving him a ton of banana bread for breakfast!! I took out the sugar from the recipe and sweetened the bread with a touch of 100% pure maple syrup. I also replaced the white flour with a finely ground whole wheat flour for baking. This bread is super moist and full of flavor. Feel free to add nuts, cinnamon chips (which I did this time), or chocolate chips!
This recipe is so easy and literally only requires one bowl. That means very little clean up! I usually make a pretty serious mess when I bake.
- 3 to 4 ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, cinnamon chips, chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mash all the bananas in a large bowl.
- Then add all other ingredients and mix well.
- Bake in a greased loaf pan for 55-60 minutes.
Original recipe can be found here.