A loaf of banana bread with 3 slices cut out on a beige napkin.

Julia’s Healthy Banana Bread

Baked goods are some of my favorite things to make. You could practically taste the love that is put into them. The one thing I try and find are healthier recipes that I can bake because let’s be honest baked goods are not the most nutritious for you. Julia’s Healthy Banana Bread offers us the best of both worlds with having nutritional value as well as tasting delicious. This is our photographer, Julia’s, go-to healthy recipe, she loves to recreate her favorite recipes with healthier ingredients.

This recipe makes one loaf of banana bread. First, mix the flaxseed and the water together and let it sit. Then, you combine the bananas, maple syrup, olive oil, and Singing Dog Vanilla Alcohol-Free Pure Vanilla. Then, you combine all wet and dry ingredients together and put it in a pan, and bake for 40 minutes. This banana bread is so tasty you are sure to stick to this healthier version of banana bread.

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A loaf of banana bread with 3 slices cut out on a beige napkin.
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Julia’s Healthy Banana Bread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 1581kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten-free non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 ripe bananas , mashed
  • cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Singing Dog Vanilla Alcohol-Free Pure Vanilla
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8 by 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flaxseed mixture with the bananas, maple syrup, olive oil, and vanilla. In another mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Combine dry and wet ingredients and scrape the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Nutrition Facts
Julia’s Healthy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1581 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Monounsaturated Fat 44g
Sodium 1140mg48%
Potassium 1680mg48%
Carbohydrates 217g72%
Fiber 22g88%
Sugar 96g107%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 314mg31%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Banana Bread Bananas Flax Vanilla
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