11 Reviews

So far, so good! I have very picky two year old twins, who like banana bread, so I'm giving this a whirl to try to get some more whole grains in them. I kept to the recipe with the following modifications: 1/3 c. brown sugar 1/3 c. white sugar (I like the moistness), added 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp. almond extract. And, I couldn't tell if you meant 2/3 c. cooked quinoa or 2/3. dry, cooked, so I added 1 1/3 c. cooked quinoa just to make sure. (Figuring the dry would double in volume as it cooked.) Seems to be good. I also omitted the nuts. I just put the loaf in the oven and I'm pretty excited! Thanks for a keeper.

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Battle in Seattle October 11, 2011

This was delicious! First time I have cooked/baked with quinoa. I doubled the recipe, added sugar free applesauce to equal 4-1/2 cups of mashed banana, as I didn't have quite enough ripe bananas. Also added 1 cup of dried cranberries as suggested in an earlier review, and 1 cup of toasted walnuts. I used a blend of splenda/splenda blend, xylitol and sugar to equal the 1-1/3 c of sweetener to double the recipe. The bread was nice and sweet. Made 3 standard loaves, that all rose evenly when baked 45-50 mins. @350. Moist and delicious. On to the freezer with two of them! Thanks!

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nvcowgirl January 27, 2011

This is delicious! I used chocolate chips instead of nuts and added 1.5 teaspoons of almond flavoring. The almond flavoring took it over the top.

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Cynthia S. April 19, 2016

This is the first time I have ever baked with quinoa and it was so easy! I made this recipe wheat/gluten free by omitting the wheat flour and replacing it with quinoa flour. I did not have enough bananas and had nothing else to add to make up for it. I have just taken them out of the oven and tasted them and they taste pretty good. It definitely needs that extra mashed banana is my version bit that's obly because I was short of it originally. Maybe next time ill swap the quinoa grains for chia and add extra banana or some other fruit for more flavour. Definitely a keeper though as it seems you can change the variations here and there, thanks so much for posting! :-)

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Loz29 July 06, 2013

This was phenomenal! Very moist and lovely, it is absolutely my new favourite banana bread :) Thanks for posting!

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PhotoJournMama May 11, 2009

I made these egg-free by using flax seed and water in place of the eggs. I also made the recipe into 12 large muffins. It was delicious. You cannot tell that they are whole wheat & quinoa. This is going to replace my stand-by banana muffin recipe (white flour) from now on.

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danlynclark April 08, 2008

We enjoy quinoa and I try to use it often. This bread was nice, but did not slice very well and cooking time was much longer than stated.

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sugaree July 11, 2007

Very good!!!!! I used about 1/4 cup of regular white sugar but it was so good. :) Thanks for the awesome recipe.

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AngAustinBrody July 02, 2007

This was delicious! I am always looking for recipes using quinoa, so I was thrilled to find this one. The loaf turned out very moist with a wonderful flavor. I did add 1/2 tsp. banana extract to the batter (I do this anytime I make banana bread). Also, I baked it in a cast iron loaf pan. The recipe did not state how long to bake, so I baked the loaf until it tested done (1 hour & 15 minutes). My family really enjoyed this and I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing!

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Bayhill August 15, 2006

I just made these in muffin tins and they are delicious! My husband loves them (I did not tell him they were made w/ quinoa or whole wheat flour until he had tried them because that kind of thing might have put him off). They only took 25 minutes in the muffin pan before they were golden-brown and ready. Substitutions: I only had 3 bananas so I threw in a ripe nectarine too. Also, I didn't have very much white sugar so I added brown sugar and date sugar to bring it up to 2/3 of a cup.

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Jeezy Deezy June 15, 2006
Quinoa Banana Bread, Regular or Sugar Free