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100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe 100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe

Who doesn't love banana bread? This moist, tender, richly flavored loaf features whole wheat flour, making this a super (and tasty!) way to increase your family's intake of healthy fiber. Using honey as some of the sweetener adds both moistness, and the merest hint of honey flavor.

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Yield
1 loaf, 16 to 18 slices
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 4 to 5 medium bananas, sliced; about 3 1/2 cups sliced bananas
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour or Premium Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional; toasted if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  2. Mash the bananas with a potato masher or fork; or purée them in a blender or food processor.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla, baking soda, salt, and bananas, beating until well combined. Beat in the honey and eggs.
  4. Add the flour, then the walnuts, stirring until smooth.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  6. Bake the bread for 50 minutes, then gently lay a piece of aluminum foil across the top, to prevent over-browning. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, then remove the bread from the oven; a long toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center should come out clean.
  7. Allow the loaf to cool for 10 minutes; then remove it from the pan, and set it on a rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature, well wrapped in plastic, for several days; freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 slice
  • Servings Per Batch 18
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 180
  • Calories from Fat 70
  • Total Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 125mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.