Cinnamon and Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 55 mins

This is a delicious banana bread that is not too sweet. Carry a copy of the recipe if you take the bread with you anywhere, because people always ask for it. Using whole wheat pastry flour gives this a ligher texture than regular whole wheat flour. This mix also make great muffins. Bake around 20 mins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, grease 9x5x3 loaf pan.
  2. Beat oil an sugar together.
  3. Add eggs, mix, add bananas, mix.
  4. Stir together dry ingredients, add alternately with hot water.
  5. Mix just until smooth, then stir in nuts.
  6. Bake 55 - 60 mins, cool for 20 mins before slicing (if you can wait).
  7. Tastes delicious toasted,freezes well.


Most Helpful

Like Mmmama I subbed some applesauce in place of the oil and some egg beaters in place of whole eggs. I made muffins (got 12) and baked them for 28 minutes. I liked the whole wheat idea and they had a lovely texture when warm out of the oven; however, they weren't as flavorful as we'd hoped. My 13-yo DS commented that they needed more cinnamon and I would agree. Then again, DH ate 3 for breakfast this morning.

Brooke the Cook in WI April 18, 2009

Yum! This made for a tasty breakfast for us this morning. It became a bit of a hybrid recipe for us; I didn't have as many brown bananas in the freezer as I thought so I made up the difference with grated and squeezed zucchini. I also didn't have any eggs, so I used flaxseed for a substitute. For the flour I used mostly white wheat with some oat flour mixed in. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 8: The Wild Bunch.

smellyvegetarian August 26, 2012

These were good and easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly as written. This was my first time using wheat flour. I made these into muffins and cooked for 25 minutes. I didn't add the nuts. We all enjoyed these

bmcnichol November 01, 2010

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