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Apple Banana Bread

Simple Apple Banana Bread Recipe (using natural sugars!)

With the 3 bananas sitting on my counter slowly heading on their way out, I decided to make a loaf of homemade banana bread. I also wanted to mix it up a bit in hopes of enticing my kids to eat it too! Homemade from scratch, with simple ingredients and only natural sugars (which can be reduced!), this is such a quick and easy recipe. You would never know that this banana bread has no added sugars, because it tastes so delicious!


Easy and healthy banana bread recipe with applesauce, diced apples, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, and extra ripe bananas.
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 small apple, quartered, skinned, cored, and diced into small pieces.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in honey, applesauce, egg whites, coconut oil, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly fold this into the other bowl, with the banana/applesauce mixture, until well combined. 
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and diced apples.
  5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and loosely cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove aluminum foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until a butter knife come out clean when inserted in the center.
  7. Let it stand for about 20 minutes, to allow it to completely cool down, before you slice and serve.
homemade from scratch apple banana bread with chocolate chips and no refined sugars, so delicious

Tips & Tricks:

  • Add walnuts for a healthy crunch.
  • Out of honey? Substitute maple syrup or agave nectar.
  • Add orange zest to the batter for added flavor.
  • Reduce fruit portions or use unsweetened chocolate to reduce the overall sugar content.
  • Top with whipped cream cheese or cool whip.
  • Use a muffin tin instead of a loaf pan for easier serving and storing.
Apple banana bready with chocolate chips made with whole ingredients and no refined sugars

This bread was a hit! It’s delicious and has an amazing gooey texture. It’s a great, healthy, and easy- to-make dessert for the entire family or if you’re expecting a crowd. We will definitely be making this again.

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