Healthy Peach Banana Bread Recipe

Heather Tullos | Sugar Dish Me Updated

Healthy Peach Banana Bread brings a perfect addition to your morning. Delightful and healthy!

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Carpool.

Is it just me or do even the shortest car rides require snacks and drinks?

When I used to commute I was always well-prepared in the car. Coffee? Check. Water? Check. Snacks? Check check.

My morning drives now are much more reasonable - maybe 20 minutes round trip, but I still find myself gathering goodies as I head down the stairs. Coffee is a must for me. Water is always thrown in my bag somewhere. And since mornings are hectic, but I still like to make sure I eat something, I always have a grab-n-go treat ready to eat on the fly. Sometimes it’s muffins, like these apple carrot great grain muffins. Sometimes it’s fruit.

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Lately though, I have been loving this healthy peach banana bread.

I based this recipe on the very first quick bread I learned how to make when I was about 9. It’s a classic and the base lends itself well to healthy substitutions. I swapped applesauce and peaches for butter. Then I added oats and a blend of whole wheat and all purpose flours.

You might be wondering why I opted not to go all-in with the whole wheat flour? And besides taste + texture I have a great reason: using all whole wheat flour can sometimes make breads (especially quick breads like this) too dense. It doesn’t rise properly and you end up with a bread brick instead of a moist fruit-filled treat. So I used whole wheat and oats, plus some all purpose for fluff. It works well.

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If peaches are not in season in your area, you can opt for frozen (just thaw a little before hand). I’ve even used 1/2 cup of blueberries in this recipe -- the results were still delicious. You can add nuts for extra protein (and crunch).

This banana bread makes for the perfect grab-n-go breakfast. It’s totally delicious and basically guilt-free. Less than 100 calories per slice? I’ll take that.

Quick breads are our favorite kind! Don't miss Kristy's almond bread and Kate's sweet potato bread too.

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Healthy Peach Banana Bread Recipe

    20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 medium Peach, Peeled and chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray two 8 X 4” loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the applesauce and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peaches and then add the eggs one at a time, stirring well between each addition. Add the bananas and oats and stir for another minute.
  3. All at once add the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until everything is just combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 20 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 20

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2
Calories 82

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
4%
Sodium 95mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 20g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 9g
3%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

About Heather

Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!