This Healthy Banana Bread is CRAZY healthy - whole wheat flour, no oil, honey for the sweetener and hemp hearts! It has taken me a while to master this recipe so I hope you enjoy the healthiest banana bread with seriously the best texture out there!
Preheat your oven to 325 °F. Grease a standard 9x5-inch loaf pan.
Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the applesauce and honey together with a hand mixer. Add the eggs, and beat well. Stir in the bananas and the vanilla.
Mix in the dry ingredients by hand until combined, then mix in the hemp hearts.
Spread the batter out evenly in the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 60-75 minutes.
IF the top is browning too fast, cover the top with tinfoil. You can also turn the heat up to 350 °F at the end of the baking time to bake hotter for the last 10-15 minutes.
Cool on wire rack for 1/2 hour before slicing.
Because I use honey you have to bake low and slow for a good hour so the honey doesn't burn the loaf. If you are finding that it's not baked around the 60 minute mark, crank your oven to 350, cover the top with tinfoil and continue to bake until done!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.