A healthy banana bread recipe with a little Mediterranean twist! My easy banana walnut bread is made with honey and olive oil…and Medjool dates! See the step-by-step tutorial.
Two super ripe, brown-skinned bananas are not much to celebrate. But put them in a banana walnut bread, and the story completely changes. Now we’re talking breakfast!
There is nothing wrong with the classic, buttery banana bread; my family adores it! But this time, I took a few minor liberties turning the usual into a healthy banana bread. My thoughts went to something like a Mediterranean olive oil cake, and I decided to make two key recipe changes: Olive oil instead of butter, and honey in place of sugar. Then, I added in some walnuts, Medjool dates –which my kids mistook for chocolate– and a few fragrant spices.
In my sweet-toothed family, honey alone would not have done the trick to properly sweeten the banana walnut bread. That is part of the reason I chose to add Mejdool dates, also known as nature’s candy. Plus, dates are a great energy-booster and pack lots of nutrition.