The smell of banana bread slowly baking in the oven may be one of the best smells out there. Seriously if you have had a bad day and walk into a house that smells like freshly baked banana bread, it's impossible to stay upset. I would say that it should be bottled but what a tease! I think I would be angrier if I came home, smelled banana bread, only to find out there wasn't actually any waiting to be eaten.
Traditional banana bread recipes are packed with lots of butter, sour cream, sugar, and white flour making them delicious, but not the healthiest breakfast option. Luckily it is pretty easy to make a few changes and make a delicious and healthier banana bread. First we are going to switch out the traditional vegetable oil for coconut oil. Then we are going to use applesauce and extra bananas so that we can use less oil in the recipe overall and still end up with a moist bread. Finally we are going to substitute maple syrup and honey for the white sugar and use whole wheat flour instead of white flour. The resulting bread is packed with banana flavor and will quickly become a favorite.
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