Almond Banana Bread

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks

When life gives you ripe bananas, make banana bread! Just make sure to choose a healthy recipe, like this nutritious, delicious and Nutrisystem-approved Almond Banana Bread. Featuring almonds in three different forms—almond milk, almond extract and sliced almonds— it’s the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet cravings this baking season!

Crank up the oven and fill up your home with the aroma of freshly baked banana bread! This hearty baked good would make a delicious breakfast with a glass of skim milk or cup of hot tea. We add sweetness the natural way, with ripe bananas, unsweetened apple sauce and honey. A sprinkle of sliced almonds adds a perfectly crunchy texture on top.

One serving of this Almond Banana Bread contains 216 calories. It counts as one SmartCarb and two Extras on the Nutrisystem program. Click here to log your banana bread in the NuMi app! >

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Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 216

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a bread pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, honey and almond extract. Mix until just combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture . Mixed until just combined.
  5. Pour into a bread pan. Sprinkle a layer of sliced almonds on top.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
  7. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove. Let it cool on a wire rack.