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