This popular quick bread is appreciated any time of year—especially when it's been made lighter. Here are some of our favorite better-for-you banana bread recipes.
Old-fashioned banana bread is always welcome, but it often comes along with a hefty slice of fat and calories. This Makeover Banana Nut Bread has all the banana flavor of a standard banana bread recipe but with about two-thirds less fat, a third fewer calories, less than half the cholesterol and 20% less sodium. Enjoy! —Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
I developed this sweet Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread after looking for ways to use extra dried tart cherries. It's so rich and moist, no one will guess its lighter. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois
Loaded with banana flavor and just the right hint of maple, this old-fashioned walnut-topped loaf is easy to prepare and tastes wonderful warm from the oven. "I sent a loaf of this Maple Walnut Banana Bread to work with my husband, and his co-workers loved it." —Amy Hawk, Seabrook, New Jersey
I like this recipe for Orange Banana Nut Bread because the orange juice gives the nut bread such a unique flavor and also makes it moist. —Barbara Roethlisberger, Shepherd, Michigan