Heart Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. With a hand mixer, in a bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat about 3 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Add vanilla, sour cream and bananas; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, if using. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let rest in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.
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About This Healthy Recipe
If you’re craving banana bread, you’re going to love this healthy banana bread recipe. It’s the perfect way to use up ripe bananas and results in a sweet treat that won’t blow your diet. Not only does this heart healthy banana bread use less sugar and butter than many popular banana bread recipes, but it is made with whole wheat flour and fat-free sour cream so it has lots of texture and taste. This healthy banana bread is also easy to make and is a family-friendly recipe – in fact, the kids are sure to love it as much as you do! At only 171 calories per slice, you’ll likely agree that this is the perfect recipe for overripe bananas. It’s so good, you’ll be willing your bananas to ripen just so you can make this healthy banana bread over and over again.