Quick Banana Wheat Germ Bread Recipe

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Quick Banana Wheat Germ Bread

Sheryll Lyn


IF you have not prechopped your nuts and Cranberries, I would wait to preheat my oven, till that is finished. less it is cold and the extra heat is a plus. (I can be very slow.) Here in Florida, I put a much loved GE Table Top Oven outside and bake in the summers, but in the cold, I am happy to bake inside, sort of a combo of heating my home, making it smell wonderful and of course baking this quick bread.

Also, I am very slow chopper of stuff, so you might be very quick.... so time to prepare is so unknown. And I do all with just a knife.... no fancy machines.

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I would say 6, but depends on the persons.


20 Min


55 Min




1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp
double acting baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/4 c
wheat germ
1/3 c
unsalted butter
2/3 c
3/4 tsp
grated lemon rind (opt) but recommended
1 1/4 c
ripe banana pulp, mashed
1/2 tsp
lemon juice
1/2 c
or more broken nuts or any that you have on hand
1/4 c
finely chopped apricots or fresh frozen cranberries or frozen blueberries (yummm) or leave them out?

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350
Have all ingredients at about 75 F
Sift before measuring:
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
Resift with:
2 1/4 t double acting baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 C wheat germ
Blend till creamy
1/3 C shortening (I use unsalted butter)
2/3 C sugar
3/4 t grated lemon rind
Beat in:
2 beaten eggs
1 to 1 1/4 C ripe banana pulp
1 t lemon juice
Add the sifted ingredients in about 3 parts to the sugar mixture. Beat the batter after each addition till smooth.
Fold in 1/2 C broken nuts
1/4 C finely chopped Apricots, chopped Cranberries or?
Place the batter in a greased loaf or bread pan.
Bake about 1 hour or till done.
Cool before slicing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy