Cooking Light staffers divulge their all-time favorite healthy banana bread recipes. These easy banana bread recipes are the perfect way to use up over-ripe bananas and are delicious served toasted for brunch or room temperature for a quick snack. Whenever you find yourself with over-ripe bananas but without time to make a banana bread loaf, peel the bananas and freeze them, then simply defrost and add to your banana bread recipe when you're ready to make it. Don't miss the Banana Chocolate Walnut Bread, Bananas Foster Bread, or the Buttermilk-Banana Pancakes.
Bananas Foster Bread
This adult interpretation switches all of the sugar to brown sugar and cooks the mashed bananas with butter and cognac or dark rum. And it's topped with a slightly boozy glaze. Test Kitchen Director, Vanessa Pruett praises, "I love the buttery banana-cognac flavor in this moist treat. It feels decadent enough to be a dessert."
Like most banana breads, this recipe freezes well. Just be sure to slather on the glaze after you've thawed the loaf.