Baby Banana Bread (no sugar, no eggs!)

 

I was in the baking mood when I came up with this little banana bread. I searched through my baby cookbooks and online for an eggless and sugarless banana bread, but found nothing. Many had no eggs in it, but it was the extra sugar that seemed to be in every recipe. I found one recipe that had agave syrup in it, which I thought sounded interesting, but not for my 9 month old. He doesn’t need added sugars when he can get it from fresh bananas and apples.

This bread was easy to make and even without added sugar and eggs, it tasted great. I added a little nutmeg and cinnamon to bring out the breads flavor.

This also happens to be a wonderful bread for toddlers.

 

**Consult your pediatrician before feeding your baby solid food. Best for babies 8 months and up.

Baby Banana Bread Recipe – This bread freezes well, in a freezer-safe container.

3 large, very ripe, organic bananas

1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

To make oat flour, pour one cup of old fashioned oats into a food processor and pulse until you reach a powdery consistency, or as close to flour consistency. Pour into a bowl and add the second cup of oats into the food processor and pulse a few times until it’s coarsely ground (similar to instant oats).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas up in a medium bowl. Add applesauce and half a teaspoon of baking soda and give it a good stir. Set bowl aside and mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl:  oatmeal, salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix in wet ingredients along with melted butter and stir until well combined. Spoon batter into a mini muffin pan 2/3 full and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool before serving.

16 Comments

  • Bryn
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi. Just wondering if you have tried these with whole wheat flour instead of the oats, or if regular quick oats will work?

    • eliza
      Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bryn – any kind of flour should work with this recipe – let me know how they turn out!

  • Kris
    Posted August 11, 2012 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    Why the applesauce? I think it would just dilute the banana flavor. I think I’ll add more banana instead.

    • eliza
      Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kris, I used applesauce for sweetness but I’m sure banana would do the same as well. It’s up to you!

  • Esther
    Posted August 24, 2012 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    I just made these now and they are really yummy, hard to believe they have no sugar. My baby is definitely going to have to share!

    • eliza
      Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Esther! – so happy you enjoyed this recipe:)

  • Gina
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much!!!!! I added an additional bit of rye flower as well as some pecan dust – These are DELICIOUS! My husband can’t stop eating them! :)

    • eliza
      Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

      Hi Gina, I know, it’s so good! Not just for babies, either:)

  • Gina
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    flower = flour

    • eliza
      Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

      I gotcha:)

  • A
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Thank you for creating and posting this recipe! Do you think this recipe can be made without butter? I’ve read that applesauce, prune puree, or pumpkin puree, avocados can be substituted for butter (or at least for half the butter). What do you think of this, since your recipe already calls for applesauce and bananas?

    • eliza
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 5:07 am | Permalink

      Thank you!I don’t think it hurt to try it out, but not entirely sure how it will turn out. Are you just trying to eliminate dairy? If so, I’d replace it with olive oil. Let me know how it turns out, either way! :)

  • Eida
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Wanted to do this but i realised i do no have baking powder – can i leave it out?

    • eliza
      Posted February 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

      Hi Eida,

      I don’t know how I didn’t see your comment. Anyhow, hope it’s not too late. Yes, you’ll need baking powder (or even baking soda) or the bread will not rise. It will end up being very dense and I don’t know how it will turn out.

  • Elisa
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    This is a great recipe. So easy to make and takes little time yet taste great!
    My toddler twins love them as well as my husband, parents and friends. Just made some yesterday and planning to make again tonight by doubling the portion and bake it in a loaf pan. I am curious (almost certain) that it will taste just as great if I slice and toast them before consumption. Thank you for sharing!

    • eliza
      Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:23 am | Permalink

      Hi Elisa – So glad it turned out great for you. It is an absolute favorite at our house. I’m pretty certain too it would taste delish toasted….mmm…I think it’s time for me to make this banana bread again.

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