Recipe by Chef Sunshine
Bananas are one of America's favorite fruits. They help to strengthen the stomach lining and are good for soothing indigestion. Most banana bread recipes are saturated with butter and sugar. This one uses a small amount of canola oil instead - which is much better for your heart - and honey, which of course means lots of flavor. Don't use regular whole-wheat flour. It is too heavy for this recipe. Look for whole-wheat pastry flour instead.
Top Review by Wish I Could Cook
YUM! What a great recipe! I love that it has whole wheat, no sugar, no eggs, no dairy and just a little bit of healthy oil. I used white whole wheat flour and followed the rest of the recipe to a T. It made a very moist and tastly loaf. It rose great but then fell after I took it out of the oven. Next time I might bake it a few extra minutes and put some foil over it the last half of baking to prevent over browning. But really, it makes a great loaf as written. The only problem I have is that it's irresistable and the part where it says "serves 4-6" might turn into "serves 1"...
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons canola oil, plus a little more for oiling the loaf pan
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts or 3⁄4 cup pecans
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a loaf pan.
- Mash the bananas and mix with the honey, canola oil and vanilla extract.
- Stir together the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda and salt. Add the nuts.
- Blend the two mixtures and spoon into a lightly oiled loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until center is set.