Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Published on Jan 16, 2014
Updated on Nov 17, 2018

Whole Wheat Banana Bread // I'm so happy to share this delicious healthy and guilt-free whole wheat banana bread recipe with you! | Tried and TastyThere’s nothing that irritates me more than when I go to search for a ‘healthy’ recipe only to find that although a fruit/veggie or two may be tossed in it’s still loaded with sugars of all kinds and refined flours. In my quest for a healthy banana bread I had a little bit more success than when I tried to find a healthy zucchini bread recipe (so I came up with my No Really, It’s Healthy Zucchini Bread). I’m so happy to share this delicious AND guilt free recipe with you. I love that eating healthy doesn’t have to taste like eating cardboard and I’m here to prove that to you as I deliver good-tasting and good-for-you recipes! The Costco cashiers look at us like we’re nuts every time we stock up on our bananas. We buy probably 6-7 bunches as a time. If I’m going to use them in a recipe I’ve got to snatch them up before they hit the freezer. A couple of weeks ago I teased this on my IG… so the wait is over. And can we just say how beautiful my new Le Creuset loaf pan is? LOVE.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread // I'm so happy to share this delicious healthy and guilt-free whole wheat banana bread recipe with you! | Tried and Tasty

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Banana Bread, Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread is a healthy recipe that actually tastes GOOD!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts optional
  • 3 tbsp. applesauce
  • 4 tsp. plain yogurt
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very over-ripe bananas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt in a bowl. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream applesauce, yogurt, and honey together until smooth. Continue beating and add in flour mixture and bananas.
  3. Mix well; on the lowest setting stir in nuts. Pour into a 9x5x3" loaf pan (you will either want to grease lightly or line with parchment paper).
  4. Bake approx. 45 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Turn onto rack to cool. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I've mentioned several times about wanting to eliminate white flour and white sugar from my cooking. Over the last year I've made many changes to help the process along and at the beginning of the year I removed white flour and white sugar all together from our home. I'm happy to say that so far I haven't even missed it! It's amazing how the whole wheat flour has slid in and replaced the white flour almost effortlessly without hardly and notice. The flavor is still wonderful and I love knowing that I'm treating my body right. If you missed it and want tips on where you can start in your own kitchen, check out my Getting Healthy in 2014: Kitchen Basics Part 1 and Part 2. I'm working on Part 3 and will have that for you shortly!

Adapted from Eliza's Edibles

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 comments about “Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

  1. karena

    I have to tell you that this is the most amazing banana bread I have ever tasted… My husband agrees as well. Most banana bread is very ordinary; nothing special. This is perfect in taste texture health..etc. the kids also give it two thumbs up! Thanks

    1. Yvonne

      Karena, you made my night when you left this comment! I am SO happy you loved it so much. Even happier you stopped by to let me know that you enjoyed it so much. Makes sharing these recipes all the more worth it! Hope you’ll give a few other recipes a try, there’s a lot of good stuff around here! Have a wonderful week!

    1. Yvonne

      You know what, I’m thinking the same thing right about now!! :) I’d love for someone to drop of a fresh baked good – that would be amazing!

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