Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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Mary Leonard


Although both of my sisters love to bake cookies as much as I do, with most other things I am the baker of our generation in my immediate family. This banana nut bread is on my most requested list :)


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Makes 1 8x5x3 inch loaf
15 Min
55 Min


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  • 2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    wheat germ
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 2 c
    cut up ripe banana
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts (optional)

How to Make Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 8-by-5-by-3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine flour, wheat germ, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. (For a less dense loaf, substitute 1 cup of white flour for 1 cup of the whole wheat flour)
  3. If you have a food processor, combine eggs, banana, honey, vegetable oil, lemon juice and vanilla until well blended. If you are like me and don't have a food processor, I just mash it all together real good with a potato masher and give it a few good stirs with a rubber spatula
  4. Pour banana mixture over flour mixture and add walnuts (if you're using them). Stir with a rubber spatula just until blended
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake until sides pull away from the pan and a pick inserted in the center comes out clean, between 45- 55 minutes.
  6. Cool on rack before removing from the pan.
  7. I'm not overly fond of walnuts; I prefer pecans. Sometimes I take about a cup of chopped pecans, toss them in a bowl with about a tablespoon of melted butter, stir them around in a hot skillet for a couple of minutes, let them cool off some and throw them in instead of walnuts. I like the toasted pecan flavor with the bananas!

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About Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #banana bread

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