Sunday, February 21, 2010

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Get the cup of coffee ready, the bread is ready to eat!

I'm constantly looking for healthier versions of my favorite things to eat. I have been making banana bread for years using my grandmothers recipe. But when I found this recipe which swaps honey for sugar and whole wheat flour for white...PLUS it tastes great....I knew I had found a winner. I have now made this recipe more times then I can count. If I have bananas browning on my counter (which is a regular occurrence) there is banana bread in the offing.

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread (from

1/3 cup canola oil
½ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
¼ cup hot water
½ cup chopped nuts

In a large bowl, beat oil and honey together. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter. Blend in chopped nuts. Spread batter into a greased 9X5 loaf pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes. Cool on wire rack for ½ hour before slicing.

FYI - I frequently put in more then "1 cup" of mashed bananas. More is better...right???

Mix the honey and oil together.

The bananas are mashed before mixing into batter.

Pour the batter into a 9X5 pan.

The bread should be nicely browned and firm to the touch.

I love bananas and this has become my "go to" recipe when I have browned bananas on my counter. If you love banana bread and are willing to try a "healthier" version I think this will fill the bill! Try'll like it!

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