For the Love of Banana Bread

by Kristine on February 23, 2012

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Healthy Breakfast, Kid Friendly, Recipes

Did you know that today was National Banana Bread Day?  Any holiday that celebrates something delicious, I will totally get on board with!

I’m a big fan of most anything banana-bread like.  When you’re trying to cook healthy, banana’s can really be your best friend, as they keep breads and muffins moist and flavorful.

In this *new* recipe, it also makes your morning oatmeal taste like a slice of Banana Bread.

Banana Bread in a Mug Oatmeal

I had a sad looking brown (black) banana sitting on my counter. So I had to do something with it. I was in the mood for banana bread, but didn’t want to go to all the trouble of baking. This was a perfect compromise!

Banana Bread in a Mug Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving

1/2 banana, mashed with fork
Dash cinnamon
Dash vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
10 drops vanilla stevia (or any sweetener of choice)
1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

In a microwave proof mug or bowl, mash banana.  Add in all other ingredients and mix until combined.  Microwave for 3 minutes.  It will be more dense than traditional oatmeal and stronger in flavor. Yummy!

Nutrition (entire recipe) Calories: 145   Fat: 2.6g   Carbs: 28g   Fiber: 3.6g   Sugars: 8g   Sodium: 167mg   Protein: 3.3g

My Favorite Banana Bread recipes

Peanut Butter Banana Bread (with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting)

Peanut butter + banana = a match made in heaven!

Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Loaves

This is your go-to recipe, if you want banana and chocolate chips together.

Banana Almond Snack Cake

A different twist on regular banana bread. Very delicious and the almond flavor is a really good pair with the banana.

Fat-Free Banana Bread

If traditional banana bread is your thing, then this is a great version with no added fat or sugar!

Other “Banana” Favorites

They aren’t banana bread, but they are worthy of mention….

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancake (Gluten Free)

Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

Banana Nut Protein Bars

QUESTION! What’s your favorite food with banana?

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • http://katshealthcorner.wordpress.com/ Kathleen@ KatsHealthCorner

    My favorite food with banana is NUT BUTTER!!!! Have you ever tried nut butter on banana bread? Is is incredible! :)

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      I have, and it is amazing!!!

  • http://www.iheartwellness.com/ Kris | iheartwellness.com

    Me and Banana anything with cinnamon are in love….omg, these recipes are killing me over here!!  Thank you girl!

    xxoo

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      I’ll have to give a whirl to a grain-free banana something for ya ;)

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    I love the idea of banana bread protein bars, but the chocolate PB frosting on your banana bread and the banana bread pancakes had me drooling! How I missed that it’s National Banana Bread Day I don’t know :( – awesome round-up of yummy recipes!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Thanks! Yes, I like banana just slightly! haha. The frosting is insane good, but its still delish without it :)

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