Healthier Banana Bread

I had some brown bananas. 

I'm trying to eat somewhat healthier this month. Hmmm...what to do? 

A little bit of googling later, I came across this recipe on Lavender and Olive which substituted agave and canola oil for refined sugar and butter in banana bread, so that's what I started with. I ended up taking it a few steps further, subbing in whole wheat flour and coconut oil. Oh, and then chocolate chips. Because, well... there really wasn't a health reason for that one. Oops!

Healthier Banana Bread 
adapted from Lavender and Olive


1-2/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking power
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
3 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips, or as many as you want :)

Preheat the oven to 350.

Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan.

Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking power in a bowl and put aside.

In a separate bowl, mash bananas. Add vanilla, agave nectar, coconut oil and eggs and mix them together.

Fold the wet ingredients gently into dry just until they mix evenly, adding chocolate chips at the end.

Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes. Remove from pan, set on rack to cool.