Banana Wheat Bread

    1 hour 10 mins

    Give your regular white bread a break and make this easy, delicious and nutritious bread right at home. Great for breakfast, school lunch, a snack or even for picnics.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 100g honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 340g mashed bananas
    • 255g (1 cup) whole wheat flour
    • 4 tablespoons wheatgerm
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Grease a 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin. Preheat oven to 180 C.
    2. Combine oil, honey, eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas in a bowl.
    3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, wheatgerm, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Make a well in dry ingredients, and add the banana mixture. Mix together until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    4. Bake 1 hour in preheated oven. Test for doneness, and cool on wire rack.

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    I used 4 bananas for this recipe and made muffins, baking for 20-25 minutes. I added walnuts, chocolate chips and raisins separately to some of the muffins and left a few plain (I liked the ones with raisins best). I didn't have wheat germ but added some applesauce (between 1/4-1/2 cup) to help alleviate the dryness. A very tasty recipe.  -  03 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great recipe. Very flavorful and moist. I can hardly tell that there's whole wheat flour in there! Tastes great for breakfast with some peanut butter on top. I've made 6 mini loaves already- I always have a bunch of overripe bananas.  -  17 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Hard to believe there's no sugar in this recipe. The only change I would make is to add more bananas. Otherwise, it really went over well in our household. I'll definitely make this one again.  -  29 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)