Cook's Hideout: Whole Wheat Banana & Walnut Bread

December 18, 2013

Whole Wheat Banana & Walnut Bread

Blogging Marathon# 35: Week 3/ Day 2
Theme: Kid's Delight -- Cooking with Whole Grains 
Dish: Snack  -- Whole wheat Banana & Walnut Bread
For Day 2 of BM# 35, I made banana bread with 100% whole wheat. My son loves banana bread and I already have more than enough banana bread recipes in my blog, but I still keep looking for more banana bread recipes :-) I have always used half and half all purpose flour and whole wheat flour in the past, but this bread is made completely with whole wheat flour. 
Recipe is from 'King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking'. From my previous experience with baking with whole wheat flour, I thought the bread was going to be dense, but I was totally surprised how moist and fluffy the recipe turned out to be. Resting the batter for about 10 minutes before baking makes the whole wheat soft resulting in a softer bread.
Whole Wheat Banana & Walnut Bread
I used egg replacer instead of eggs. I have been baking more eggless recipes with egg replacer powder these days and I'm really happy with the results. If you are into eggless baking, then investing in a bag of egg replacer powder is completely worth the money. It stays fresh for a very long time in the fridge, so eggless bakes are at your finger tips at any time.
Unsalted Butter - ½cup, softened (1 stick)
Light or Dark Brown Sugar - ½cup
Baking soda - ¾tsp 
Salt - ½tsp
Vanilla - 1tsp
Ground Cinnamon - ½tsp
Ground Nutmeg - ¼tsp
Mashed bananas - 1½cups (about 3 medium very ripe bananas)
Honey - ¼cup
Eggs - 2 large (or 2tbsp egg replacer whisked with 6tbsp water)
Whole wheat flour - 2cups (I used KAF white whole wheat flour)
Walnuts - ½cup, chopped

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9"x5" loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Beat the butter, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add the banana, honey and eggs, beating until smooth.
  • Add the flour and nuts, stirring until smooth.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and let it rest for room temperature, uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Bake the bread for 50 minutes. Lay a piece of foil gently across the top, and bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, 10~15 minutes more.
  • Remove the bread from the oven, and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before turning it out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Whole Wheat Banana & Walnut Bread
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 35.

Linking the bread to this month's edition of Kid's Delight event being hosted by Sandhya - 'Cooking with Whole Grains' event and Bake-a-thon 2013.


  1. Wow!!!! banana bread looks awesome,looks so soft and delicious.Wish to have a slice.

  2. Wow you got me hooked now Pavani..I am going to bake this soon!..thank you..

  3. with all whole wheat flour so healthy and texture still looks so nice andmoist

  4. amazing!! I will try it for sure!

  5. amazing!! I will try it for sure!

  6. Looks so tempting..I should get a pack of the egg replacer soon..

  7. Banana bread is my family favorite too and your version of wheat one is healthier for sure.

  8. Bookmarking it. With my kid theer are no bananas left around but I am still going to try this out. Will specifically buy the lechapecha bananas to make it.( The only way she will leave them alone) :D

  9. Awesome recipe. I couldn't wait to bake it and here it is baking to its glory in my oven right now. The aroma is making it irresistible. Hope it turns out to be something like yours :)


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