Healthier Banana Bread

Healthier Banana Bread

Healthier Banana Bread

This is a recipe I’ve been making since I was young. I think it is my first recipe I baked something with. I’ve also never once made a change to this recipe because it was perfect just as it was. Yesterday that changed.

I decided to see what would happen if I subbed the vegetable shortening for coconut oil. Much to my surprise it was even better. I have always thought that when making quick breads that they are better the next day. Sometimes to me when they come out of the oven they are a little dry and actually benefit from being made the day before. Coconut oil has changed  that thought for me! It was so moist right out of the oven I was shocked.

Healthier Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 large or 3 small loaves

Delicious banana bread made healthier with coconut oil.


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 crushed ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Add the coconut oil and sugar to your mixing bowl. Mix until incorporated.
  2. Add the eggs. Mix well.
  3. Add the bananas.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda. Mix well.
  5. Stir in the walnuts.
  6. Grease 1 large bread pan or 3 small ones. Pour the batter into the pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour for the large loaf and about 35 minutes for the smaller ones. A tester will pull out clean when they are done. Remove from pans and let cool.
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