Healthy Slow Cooker Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks
A healthier version of a classic banana bread using healthy ingredients, it’s the slowed cooked banana bread!
If you love banana bread, but prefer to cut down on the flour and sugars involved, this is going to be right up your street! If Christmas was your own personal face stuffing festival and you’re still craving the sweet stuff, this is your answer. The majority of the ingredients are usual cupboard fillers too, so you will probably only need to buy one or two of the required ingredients. Everything involved is simple, affordable, and most importantly, pretty bloody healthy in comparison.
Regular banana bread nutrition
I serving of regular banana bread has 11 grams of fat, 3.3 grams of saturated fat & 12.4 grams of sugars (same as a can of coke!)
Slower cooker banana bread nutrition
1 serving has 5 grams of fat, 1.2 grams of saturated fat &4 grams of sugar! See what happens when you just substitute a few ingredients! When you substitute out some of the calorie and fat dense ingredients such as butter flour you can add more yummy things like chocolate chips!
I’ve throughout the batches, the best banana bread is made from extremely overripe bananas. Not super revolutionary, but I’ve used bananas before they are not at their prime over-ripeness and the bread is far less sweet, moist, and delicious. The best slower banana bread has been when the bananas skins were pretty much completely black. This is when the bananas are at their absolute sweetest and you taste it in the bread!
For a few banana breads I’ve tried, I sped up the ripening process which also made for some delicious bananas. It’s so easy to do this! Take some regular bananas, place them on a tray, and then bake them for 7-8 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degrees F oven. The skins turn a black and then you know they are ready!
One of my favourite parts of this recipe is the slow cooker! It’s so easy to throw it all in stir and turn the slow cooker on and walk away. Don’t worry about burning it! I usually throw the slow cooker in an oven for 15 minutes with some desiccated coconut to create a crispy top.
Serve this banana bread with cottage cheese and honey on it, its bloody amazing! Otherwise, we have been known to slather it in salted caramel almond butter or coconut cashew butter, might put the oven on now and brown up some bananas!
Slower Cooker Healthy Banana Bread
Delicious, healthy & easy banana bread in your slow cooker!