Healthy Snacks: Banana Bread

Banana bread is a healthy snack that’s sweet, just the way kids like it. But it won’t have them swinging from the trees–just the way parents like it.

Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

Need a Snack?

Banana bread packs a healthy potassium punch and is easy to make. Just a few simple items to mix together, and you have a last-minute treat! What other baked good is actually better when the main ingredient has been sitting around for awhile?

Classic Banana

The Best Banana Bread

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With a Little Something Extra

Banana Pumpkin Bread

Photo by Dianne

Three Ways to Serve

  • Bake a loaf fresh for the week, then slice as you go.
  • Bake several loaves and freeze, pulling them out as needed. (Muffins and quick breads can be frozen for up to three months.)
  • Slice loaves and freeze servings individually (wrap each in cellophane, then in a resealable plastic bag). Kids can grab one from the freezer in the morning for a snack if they are going straight from school to an after-school activity.