Whole grain banana bread
Who doesn’t love banana bread? Even back in my anti-banana days, I loved banana bread (nope- didn’t eat bananas till I was expecting my first… Glad I learned how tasty they are!)
There are many many recipes and methods for making this classic loaf. My hope was to have a whole grains, less sugary, moist bread. So here it is, if you want the same!
Banana bread. Plus lots of whole grains and greek yogurt, minus lots of sugar…
I found that the 6T of honey was plenty in addition to the mashed banana for sweetness, plus some raisins. Does anyone else have a toddler who believes no day is complete without at least one snack of raisins? Actually, he’d happily eat them at every snack and meal if he could… A little box of raisins and all is well!
This bread also gets some walnuts tossed in for a bit of crunch. They can be left out for anyone with a nut allergy.
For fanciness, reserve a few of the chopped nuts for sprinkling on top. Don’t sprinkle raisins on top though, whatever you do. They tend to
burn to a crisp get a smidgin over baked.
If you want to cut down on the amount of dairy for someone with a sensitivity, dairy free milk works just fine, as well as coconut oil in place of the butter. I haven’t tried substituting the yogurt, but coconut or almond yogurt would likely be a suitable replacement. Let me know if you try it!
For another easy, filling snack idea, you might enjoy this whole grain pumpkin chip muffins recipe!Print
Soft and delicious whole grain banana bread!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (or sub all-purpose)
- 1/2 cup rolled (old fashioned) oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 T ground flax seed
- 1 egg
- 2 ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup-mashed well)
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 T melted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 6 T honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- In large bowl, flour, oats, salt, baking soda, and flax.
- In medium bowl, whisk egg, banana, yogurt, butter, milk, honey, and vanilla.
- Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it. Mix all ingredients until just combined.
- Fold in raisins and walnuts.
- Separate batter into 3 mini bread pans or put all into 1 large bread pan. Sprinkle walnuts on top if desired. (Only for small loaves. Large loaf may end up with burned walnuts due to length of baking time).
- Bake at 400 degrees F.
- Mini pans: Bake 20-22 minutes
- large pan: Bake 30-35 minutes
- (or until you can insert toothpick & it comes out without batter)
From my kitchen to yours, enjoy!