My mom had a Sunday tradition of making homemade banana bread.  We anxiously waited for the timer to go off and then fought over who got the first piece of warm banana bread.  Well, I love my mom and her banana bread, but all the sugar in her recipe?  Not so much.  Well, now you and I can enjoy fluffy, moist, and sweet banana bread minus the cups of sugar.  My husband just finished half the loaf… so I think it’s a winner.

 

whole wheat banana bread - No Diets Allowed

 

Please forgive me for being a broken record, BUT I feel like I would be doing you a disservice by not mentioning whole wheat pastry flour.  A talented caterer friend of mine (hi Haley!) introduced me to pastry flour.  I was getting frustrated with whole wheat and it turning my baked goods into bricks.  White flour and highly processed flours, of course, were out.  I tried this flour and now ONLY use this flour.  Whether it’s my Banana Muffins or Multigrain Waffles, this flour will not disappoint.

whole wheat banana bread recipe - No Diets Allowed

healthy whole wheat banana bread - No Diets Allowed

 

 

banana bread with whole wheat flour - No Diets Allowed
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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and mashed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
  3. Blend together eggs, oil, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. I HIGHLY recommend a Vitamix! It will make your life so much easier.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in mashed bananas.
  5. Spray one large loaf pan (8.5 in x 4.5 in) lightly with cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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