Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Make this ahead of time, slice it up, and freeze it in individual servings for quick on the go wholesome snacks. 

It's a big hit with kids and adults alike!

Cooking Time

60 minutes


12 pieces


1T. ground flax seed

1 ¾ cups whole-wheat pastry flour

¾ cup evaporated cane juice (can substitute sucanat-I like to use half of each)

1tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 eggs

½ cup safflower oil

1/3-cup buttermilk

½ tsp vanilla

3 ripe bananas mashed

½ cup ground walnuts or mini-chocolate chips (can use grain sweetened chocolate chips or carob chips)


Preheat oven to 325.

Spray and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.  Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour, sugar/ sucanat, baking soda,salt, and ground flaxseed).  In a separate bowl, blend eggs, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla.  Then, add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing with a wooden spoon until blended.  Add mashed bananas and nuts or chips.  Mix lightly.  Transfer batter to prepared pan.  Bake until top is golden brown and splits slightly, about 65 minutes.  Cool in pan about10-15 minutes then remove and cool on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.


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