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Whole Wheat Banana Bread, a Healthier Twist on a Classic Treat

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Banana Bread Lovers! It’s time to indulge guilt-free and enjoy this Whole Wheat Banana Bread. Made with love, health, and taste in mind, this bread is the perfect mix of delicious and nutritious. Make your breakfasts more enjoyable or satisfy your sweet cravings with a healthier option. It’s moist, it’s flavorful, and it’s waiting for you!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread, is your delicious answer to health

The Evolution of Banana Bread

Banana bread, born out of necessity during the Great Depression, provided households with an economical way to avoid wasting overripe bananas. Its journey from a straightforward mix to an array of variations mirrors culinary innovation over decades. Whole wheat banana bread represents a modern, healthy twist on this classic favorite. Choosing ripe bananas ensures the batter gains natural sweetness and the right moisture, making every slice both delicious and nutritious.

Ingredients & Flexible Choices

The foundation of Whole Wheat Banana Bread lies in ripe bananas, olive oil, and whole wheat flour. For anyone looking to enhance the texture or add moisture, consider nuts or apple sauce as delightful additions. These key ingredients, including olive oil and whole wheat flour, make the bread a healthier option. To suit various dietary preferences, feel free to use dairy-free milk or sugar alternatives. This recipe encourages personalization through thoughtful choices of ingredients.

Baking Instructions: A Simple Guide

Mash those ripe bananas to start, unlocking their sweet essence. Then, wet ingredients like olive oil blend with the dry: whole wheat flour, a pinch of baking soda, and a dash of baking powder. Care should be taken: over-mixing will spoil the texture. Once blended, the mix goes into a loaf pan. A toothpick test will confirm when it’s baked to perfection. To preserve its moistness, cooling and storing it correctly is key. This approach guarantees homemade bread that’s both nutritious and satisfying.

Creative Ways to Enjoy Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Discover the joy in every slice of whole wheat banana bread. You could slather it with jam or drizzle it with honey for a delightful breakfast. Some almond butter or a spoon of Greek yogurt on top brings out its flavors and benefits. For something different, turn stale bread into French toast or crunchy croutons. Such versatility makes whole wheat banana bread a must-try in various meals and snacks.

A Joyful Conclusion to Our Healthy Baking Adventure

Your journey with Whole Wheat Banana Bread has been transforming, introducing a healthier option to a well-loved classic. Crafting this loaf, abundant in nutrients and reduced in sugar, offers immense contentment. It not only satisfies your craving for something sweet but does so in a way that benefits your health. Sharing this bread with friends and family has probably brought them joy as well. The adventure doesn’t end here, however. You are encouraged to continue exploring the vast world of healthy baking. There’s much to discover, from breakfast ideas to low-sugar desserts and heart-healthy snacks. Each creation promises its unique reward, making your baking experience both enjoyable and beneficial.

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread, a Healthier Twist on a Classic Treat

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Resting Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Bread Recipes
  • Method: Easy


Get ready to fall in love with our Whole Wheat Banana Bread. Packed with natural sweetness from ripe bananas and the wholesome goodness of whole wheat, it’s the perfect guilt-free treat you’ve been looking for. Grab a slice for breakfast, or enjoy it as a heartwarming snack anytime. You won’t believe it’s this healthy.


Units Scale
  • 3 large bananas very ripe
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F/175C.
  2. Mash the ripe bananas with a fork and place them in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the egg, oil, milk, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the bananas. Mix well.
  4. Add the flour to the banana mixture and mix until moistened.
  5. Add nuts, if using, and mix well.
  6. Pour into a 4″ x 8″ prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
  9. Cool completely before storing.
  10. This banana bread is moist and not overly sweet. I only had two bananas, so I added about 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce.


Created, Prepared, tried, and tested by Christl from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 177
  • Sugar: 13.1 g
  • Sodium: 308.5 mg
  • Fat: 6.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.6 mg
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Taste the magic of health and flavor in this Whole Wheat Banana Bread

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6 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Banana Bread, a Healthier Twist on a Classic Treat”

  1. Yum! I love a good banana bread. The whole wheat flour would be a good add, and I’d like to try adding nuts as you suggested. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #39 linkup! Hope to see you next time at #40 with more of your posts to share.


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