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No sugar added banana bread

Fitness and nutrition · Nov 1, 2021

Whether you’re managing diabetes or not, snacks that are made primarily from whole foods are beneficial for your overall health. Choosing snacks that contain protein, fiber and healthy fat – and limit added sugars – can help stabilize your blood sugar (which is key for diabetes management) and provide consistent energy throughout the day.

This recipe provides fiber from whole wheat flour, healthy fat from olive oil, and its only source of sweetener is banana. Spread some natural almond or peanut butter onto a warm slice for an even more satisfying treat.

Wet ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas (about 1 ¾ cups mashed)

  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of your choice)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan lightly with oil.

  2. Mash bananas, then whisk in milk, oil, vanilla and egg.

  3. Add the dry ingredients and gently mix everything together.

  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through.

  5. Allow the bread to cool for 10 - 15 minutes before slicing.

Tip: This bread freezes really well. Slice and wrap individual slices to thaw when you’re craving a sweet treat.

TELUS Health Care Centres’ national team includes highly-experienced registered dietitians to support your wellness journey.

Authored by:
Meghan Wilton
Registered Dietitian

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