At the beginning of every new year, many people make the popular resolution to lead healthier lifestyles, starting with their diets. To help those of you making this resolution, here is a recipe that can help make it easier. It is a healthier take on a classically unhealthy recipe: banana bread. It alters and adds some different ingredients typical to banana bread to improve it in a healthy way. In place of regular flour, use wheat flour, use coconut oil in place of regular oil and add nuts. This change in typical ingredients will provide you with vital nutrients and fiber with the same delicious taste of regular banana bread. It won’t seem like such a chore to eat healthy with this recipe, so feel free to go bananas for this classic treat with a healthy twist.

Cooking spray
1 cup whole-wheat flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup agave syrup or maple syrup
¼ cup Greek yogurt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly coat a doughnut pan with cooking spray. (If you don’t have a doughnut pan, you can use a muffin pan, bundt pan or any other regular baking pan.)
Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, bananas, syrup, yogurt, egg and vanilla.
Combine wet and dry mixtures and stir together.
Pour batter into pan and top with walnut pieces by lightly pressing them into the batter.
Bake for about 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy.

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