Banana Bread

Banana Bread

A delicious banana quick bread with whole wheat flour for extra nutrition!


1 loaf


1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (can use all whole wheat flour if you want)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped nuts, optional


1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk, making a well in the center.

2. In another bowl, mash together bananas, butter, milk, and eggs.

3. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and stir briskly until no lumps remain. Stir in nuts, if using.

4. Pour batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. You can use an 8 x 4 loaf pan, but I like to use one that's slightly more narrow, for a taller loaf of banana bread.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, until bread tests done with a fork or toothpick (comes out clean). If bread is browning too quickly, lay a piece of foil on top of the loaf while it's baking.

6. Cool loaf on a wire rack, covered with a clean towel. When cool, slice with a thin knife. Banana bread can be frozen.

Banana bread!

Banana bread
Preparation Time: 

15-20 minutes

Cooking Time: 

55-60 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This banana bread recipe was passed to me from my friend Judy F., and it's the one I always use. It turns out great! You can freeze the whole loaf and slice it later (while still frozen, even!) or, slice and freeze wrapped in individual serving-size packages for lunches or a quick snack. :) My rating: 10/10


Yesterday we had some ripe bananas and I remembered that recipe... In Germany banana bread is not very known and so I was completely surprised how simple it is to make and how delicious it is! My husband and my mother were deeply impressed... great recipe! I think I will follow your advice and put some banana bread into the freezer for guests.


This has become the recipe I now use for my banana bread. Thanks, Tammy!


with this banana bread. A good, homey, simple recipe. I've made this twice now. The first time we ate almost the whole loaf while it was still warm but with the second one I let it cool all the way and sliced it to freeze. It slices up really well--no crumbling. Oh, I was low on butter so I used veg. oil in the recipe and saved the butter for slathering on my slice while it was warm.:-P Mmm...


I have never made banana bread using whole wheat flour before and I was a little apprehensive. I was afraid it might taste too *healthy* to my children, but they loved it!


I cooked up a loaf of this bread the other day and it was good, but I wasn't sure it was great. To test this theory, I baked a loaf from another recipe that called for vanilla and more sugar and butter. Ok. It was horrible. Tammy's recipe IS the best. My husband adored it and he usually passes on BB. I couldn't keep my kids out of it. I love the fact it's made with wheat instead of white. I highly recommend this recipe. It's easy, healthy (IMO), and would be great as a gift or at a potluck as well.


I made the bread exactly as stated but I thought it was just alright. The bread was a little dry and I could taste the baking soda/powder.


I made these into muffins and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips. I reduced the baking time to 25 minutes. They were just the right amount of crunchy on the outside, enough to make them interesting texture wise. Will definitely make them again.


I made banana bread for the first time a couple weeks ago and I used your recipe for my first time! It was absolutely delicious and pretty easy!


This was the first banana bread recipe I tried that came out perfectly. It was so delicious and I couldn't stop eating it. My 15 month old son loves it!


This is so good. The bread was sweet and moist. I added extra walnuts plus banana chips. I also added a tsp. of vanilla and a 1/4 tsp of cinamon. Though my kids and I loved it, the bread was a little too sweet. Great for a dessert but I wanted something for my morning coffee. Next time I will cut the sugar by a third to see what happens. Thanks.


This is a new favourite banana bread recipe. Simple to make and I like that it also includes whole wheat flour, an extra plus. :)


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