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Sugar-free banana bread with whole wheat flour recipe

Barb Brillantes

Banana bread is an all-time classic and the perfect comfort food to bake on a lazy day. Here’s a healthier banana bread recipe alternative to the usual butter and sugar laced ones, using whole wheat flour and coconut oil. The addition of dates and fully ripe bananas add just enough sweetness so sugar is left out completely!

Homemade banana bread

Hearty and nutritious, this sugar free banana bread recipe is for those of you who are looking to add more natural foods, whole grains and less sugar to your diet. Perfect for breakfast or as a healthy snack.

Sugar-free banana bread recipe with whole wheat flour

Makes 1 loaf


  • 1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 6-7 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4-6 fully ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup pecans

Crumb topping recipe

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil; then mix together crumb topping and set both aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  3. In a blender, add bananas, dates, eggs and coconut oil and mix until smooth.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry until smooth; then mix in pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and sprinkle crumb topping on top. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. Cool before serving.

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