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May 2017

Super Moist Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Whole Wheat Banana Bread 

For the best banana flavor, make sure to use very dark, very ripe bananas. This bread is super moist and is great toasted and spread with a little cream cheese or almond butter.

Makes 2 loaves

Download Whole Wheat Banana Bread recipe

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups (4 large, about 1 pound) mashed ripe bananas

4 eggs, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup walnuts, toasted, cooled and then chopped coarsely

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and adjust rack to middle position. Butter and flour 2 medium bread pans or spray with non stick baking spray, set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, soda and salt, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, a hand-held mixer is helpful for this step.
  4. Beat in banana, then beat in the eggs. Mixture may look curdled, but don’t worry. Stir in the nuts. Add dry ingredients and stir just until blended, do not overmix.
  5. Spread evenly into prepared pans. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes and then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely