My one-year-old son LOVES fruit.  He loves veggies.  He loves all of the healthy food, and is so easy to feed!  My 6-year-old daughter, however, would prefer to live on a diet of processed, unhealthy foods.  It is torture trying to get her to eat anything healthy.  This can pose a particular challenge when I pack her lunches for school.  She would love if I packed her lunchables everyday, but giving her a balanced diet of wholesome foods is a priority of mine.  That is why I end up hiding fruits and veggies in her lunches.  So, in my pursuit of health(ier) foods, I decided to put together an organic banana bread recipe to add to her lunch this week.


Organic Banana Bread Recipe

This organic banana bread recipe has been a favorite of hers since she was a toddler.  I have modified it over the years, swapping in maple syrup for organic sugar cane, and adding in organic ingredients as we went along.  I now make it completely organic, because the ingredients that are in this organic banana bread recipe are ingredients that I typically buy organic.  Now, I will say that not everything I buy is organic… sometimes I am not willing to pay the high premium to buy organic versus non-organic. For instance, when it comes to fruit, I generally buy organic fruit for the dirty dozen, and otherwise, I will shop for a good deal or the freshest looking produce.

banana-bread-with-no-sugarI have also found that certain stores have more affordable organic options than others.  Trader Joes is my favorite place to shop right now, as they have a great selection of organic foods, and it is the cheapest I have seen in my city.  Kroger stores also have a great selection, at a reasonable price.  I have heard that Costco is a great place to shop in bulk, and has a ton of organic options, but I haven’t been there yet.  It is on my list of places to visit soon!


One last thing, my daughter is getting to the age where I want to start teaching her about cooking/baking, but in a way that she will find engaging.  I decided to make a coloring page with the ingredients of our banana bread.  She could color as I baked, and also learn about the ingredients in the organic banana bread recipe.  I have included a free printable of the banana bread coloring page. You have a little one at your table to entertain while you cook!

Printable Banana Bread Coloring Page

Banana Bread Coloring Page Printable PDF Free | homemadeforelle.comHere is our organic banana bread recipe.  It is perfect for breakfast, snack, or lunch side.  Kids and adults love it.  It’ll keep fresh for about a week (not that it’ll stick around that long!).

Organic Banana Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 servings

Organic Banana Bread Recipe


  • 2 cups organic flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (aluminum-free)
  • 1/2 cup melted organic butter
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 organic, free-range egg
  • 2 ripe organic bananas
  • 1/8 cup organic whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 5x9 pan with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and baking powder, and mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together melted butter and maple syrup. Add in egg, bananas, and milk, then mix well (a few banana lumps are okay!). Gradually add flour to wet ingredients, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition, until fully incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into greased pan, and bake for 50 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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One Response to Organic Banana Bread Recipe

  1. Susan says:

    I am a big fan of banana bread and adding syrup sounds delicious. I’ll be making a loaf or two tonight now that you’ve planted the idea. 🙂

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