Clean Eating Banana Apple Bread

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This bread is perfect for breakfast, or for a sweet treat!

banana apple bread

I had so many ripe bananas that were on the brink of going bad, this was the perfect way to transform them! This bread is super beautiful and moist. It has no added sugars, plus it’s lactose & gluten free  – if you use gluten free oats, or you can just substitute them with more almond meal. This amazing bread was created by Happy Healthy Gigi.

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Clean Eating Banana Apple Bread

Clean, no sugar added, and diabetic-friendly, what more can you ask for from a super scrumptious piece of bread.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 1 slice
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup extra light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons stevia
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas very ripe, mashed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Lightly coat your loaf tin with 1/2 tsp olive oil.

Apples

  • Put diced apples in a small pot on medium heat.
  • Add stevia, cinnamon & vanilla & saute until golden brown - about 5 mins and set aside.

Banana Bread

  • In a medium bowl whisk the almond meal, oat bran, baking powder, cinnamon, stevia and nutmeg.
  • In another bowl whisk the olive oil, eggs, almond milk and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the liquid mixture to the almond meal mixture, in about 4 batches.
  • Once combined, stir in the mashed bananas and fold in the apples.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for approx. 50 mins, or when wooden skewer comes out clean.
  • Once ready, let cool inside the tin & then remove & serve!

Notes

This bread freezes very well, so its great to make a big batch & portion for snacks!
 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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57 Comments

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  2. I would love to know which brand of stevia you bake with as I know that some brands have a very bitter taste which can then permeate the entire dish! Many thanks!

    1. Leslie, Just make sure it says for baking on what you purchase. This brand is good: NuNaturals Morefiber Stevia Baking Blend Powder.

    1. Julie, Hmmmmm…I’m not totally sure. If you’re plan is to use gluten free flour, I would recommend being sure you have the right amount of protein.

  3. I'm fairly certain the difference would be textural as almond flour is blanched skinless almonds and almond meal is ground almonds with the skin on so it is a bit coarser texture. I have interchanged them in other recipes and really don't notice a difference.

    1. Jennifer, I’m not sure if steel cut oats would work. You could try substituting with old-fasioned oats.

    1. Paula, Soy, coconut or regular milk in place of almond milk. For the almond meal, use sunflower seeds and grind into a meal consistency. Use a 1:1 ratio. Caution: make sure the sunflower seeds have no trace nuts when packaged.

    1. Christine, Sure! Instead of 1 T. stevia for the apple ingredients, I would use about 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar or honey. In the batter, use about 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar. After adding the sugar, taste the batter for sweetness. If you think more sweetness is needed, add another 1/4 cup. Hope this helps!

  4. sweeteners are chemicals….. very disappointed! definitely not a healthy recipe. US uses sweeteners in so many things and yet its the most obese country!

  5. Hi Skinny Ms.. the nutritional value says it makes 1 loaf and serving size is for 2 slices but from that loaf how many servings do you get? I want to make sure I am dividing the loaf up correctly so the calorie count is correct for my servings.. Thank you!

  6. Hi there, my husband has a severe nut allergy so can I switch the almond meal with rice milk or coconut milk? Also, with the almond meal can I use Flax meal instead? I really want to make this for my husband so Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon 🙂

    1. Kelly O, Yes, you can switch almond milk with rice milk or coconut milk. Coconut milk from the carton or lite coconut milk from the can would both be good options. Yes you can use flax meal instead of the almond meal. You could also use coconut flour instead of the almond meal. Just be aware that when substituting flours in baking, textural changes can happen, such as a denser or lighter outcome. Let us know it goes!

  7. Love this recipe! It is my absolute favourite- I've made it a few times now and like to freeze it in individually wrapped slices (as it freezes really well!), and take it to uni as a healthy snack 🙂

    1. Aurelie, Hmmmm…you could try replacing the almond meal and oat flour with all almond flour. If you do, you probably should use an egg extra yolk. Another idea would be to use GF oat flour instead of oat bran. 🙂

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