Whole Grain Banana Bread

March 22, 2018

Author Notes: Such a great recipe that is easy, yummy and will never fall short. Little bit more healthy than traditional banana bread... But, don't worry! All the wonderful sweet banana and nutty flavors still shine. Enjoy!Lauren Cord

Makes: 1 9"x 5" loaf


  • 4-5 Over ripe bananas, thoroughly mashed
  • 1 tablespoon Walnut oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Maple syrup
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 5 ounces Plain yogurt, I suggest using a thick greek style
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Golden flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, for topping
In This Recipe


  1. With the rack in the center position, pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9"x 5" loaf pan and set to the side
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the mashed banana, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon till evenly combined.
  4. Mix the dry into the banana mixture, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl. By hand, fold in the flax and walnuts
  5. Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and evenly sprinkle remaining sugar over the top before baking.
  6. Bake for about 75 minutes or until golden and feels set on the top. To be confident its cooked through, using a thin knife, insert it into the center and if it comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs (but no wet batter) your bread is done. If the bread seems to be browning too quickly, tent it with aluminum foil for the final 15 to 20 minutes of baking. Side Note: If baking in a glass pan, increase the baking time by 15 to 20 minutes and drop the temp to 325°F
  7. Once finished, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool it in the pan for 15 minutes. Using a knife, loosen the edges and turn it out onto a rack to cool completely. Do not cut or package until fully cooled! It may be tempting to tear off a chunk, but I promise the wait it well worth it! Enjoy!

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