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Morgan Lerner and Annie Slabotsky met as students at the University of Michigan, bonding over their love of food and baking. When finding healthy treats on campus became a challenge, they set out to “healthify” one of their favorites from childhood, classic banana bread and created a banana bread mix perfect for at-home bakers. The result, GoNanas, quickly drew the attention of buyers and news outlets nationwide.

With the pandemic going, it was good timing. “Everyone was stuck at home, baking,” Morgan recalls.

All you need to enjoy the mixes are three ripe bananas, maple syrup or honey, oil or yogurt, and your milk of choice. Mix it all together and bake for a standard loaf or 12 standard-sized muffins. Easy! You can even use the mix to make pancakes!

Since their first mix, called Original Banana Bread Mix, Morgan and Annie have developed several more flavors, including Blueberry Crumble Banana Bread Mix and Red Velvet Banana Bread Mix. They also produce instant banana bread packets, mixes designed to bake quickly in the microwave for an instant breakfast treat. All GoNanas mixes are low in sugar, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and free of top allergens and preservatives.

“GoNanas’ mission is to make healthy living easier and more enjoyable, but as two female founders who started this business in college, we have a deeper mission, to promote balanced living and provide a better-for-you yet indulgent treat that everyone can enjoy,” Morgan says.

Once a year, Morgan and Annie host a mental health campaign, donating proceeds of their product sales to the American Society for Suicide Prevention as a part of their business mission to focus on mental health and balanced well-being.

They are grateful for Market of Choice’s support for their business.

“The MoC team has been absolutely lovely to work with,” Morgan says. “I am not only a life customer but now a lucky vendor.”

Find GoNanas banana bread mixes in the Grocery aisle at your Market of Choice.

Published On: January 3rd, 2023

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