Olive Oil Honey Banana Bread

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Have your bananas browned? Think twice before tossing them in the trash! This Olive Oil Honey Banana Bread gives you the perfect opportunity to make use of overripe fruit. Our recipe abandons butter and refined sweeteners. Instead, it uses 100% clean, feel-good ingredients like honey, olive oil, and whole-wheat flour.

Cinnamon adds incredible warmth and subtle sweetness to the decadent loaf while promoting stable blood sugar levels. Olive oil delivers incredible moistness to each slice and offers a host of health benefits. Throw in chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chips for crunchy, chocolatey deliciousness. Healthy yet indulgent, this yummy bread makes the perfect sweet tooth satisfier!

Olive Oil Honey Banana Bread

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Yields: 12 servings | Calories: 202 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 137mg | Carbohydrates: 35g | Fiber: 2 | Sugar: 21g | Protein: 3g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8


    Wet ingredients
  • 3 overripe brown bananas, peeled and mashed with potato masher
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
    Dry ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    Optional Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1/2 cup clean eating dark chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the wet ingredients until well combined.
  4. In a separate large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon, until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  6. Fold in walnuts and/or chocolate chips, if using.
  7. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick or the tip of a knife come out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in loaf pan on rack before slicing.
  9. Enjoy!

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14 Comments on "Olive Oil Honey Banana Bread"

  1. Beth  April 18, 2020

    Would regular all purpose white flour work?

    • Nichole Furlong  April 20, 2020

      Yes! Regular four will work just fine.

  2. Amy  April 18, 2020

    No olive oil quaratined. No oli at all. Can I use butter

    • Nichole Furlong  April 20, 2020

      Unfortunately the oil is needed for this recipe.

  3. Syndie  April 26, 2020

    Super yummy & moist. Easy to put together as well. I only had two “fresh” ripe banana so I added one that I had frozen & that worked great. Just mashed it with the other two. Did add the walnuts & chocolate chips (my husband & teenage son would say those are “essential”. Thanx!

    • Gale Compton  April 26, 2020

      Syndie, My husband too. :). Glad you and family enjoy the banana bread recipe.

  4. Windy  June 21, 2020

    Can you use just whole wheat flour vs white whole wheat?

  5. Mary Crawford  July 6, 2020

    Can I use gluten free 1 to 1 flour?

    • Gale Compton  July 7, 2020

      Mary, Bob’s Red mill 1:1 should be fine. I have not tried it yet but would love to hear how well it works.

  6. Humera  July 10, 2020

    Can a diabetic with high cholesterol eat this cake?

    • Gale Compton  July 11, 2020

      I can’t say for certain as we do not give medical advice. Please check with your doctor. 🙂

  7. Pat  September 10, 2020

    I just saw this recipe for Olive oil Honey Banana Bread, however I do not see the points for 1 slice, it makes 12 slices per loaf. I am on Blue. Thanks

    • Nichole Furlong  September 12, 2020

      Hi Pat, one serving of this bread is 8 points. For our recipes we only provide Freestyle points.


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