Stevia Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

According to, this recipe won a red ribbon at the 1987 Arizona State Fair. Stevia is a South American herb that is virtually calorie-free and hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar. Look for it at your local health food store or at Trader Joe's.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter/oil, bananas, vanilla, eggs, and milk.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, soda, stevia, salt).
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until just combined.
  5. Fold in the nuts.
  6. Pour into pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the pan for a couple minutes to set, then remove from the pan and cool completely on a rack.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe! I added extra banana (almost double), and used applesauce instead of butter. I used half whole wheat and half spelt. It turned out very moist, sweet and delicious! A new favorite!

arose December 30, 2008

After reading other reviews, I added a little extra stevia (1-1/2 tsp total). I also changed the order I prepared the cake: I beat the butter (I used oil), bananas (I didn't measure, I just used 3 medium-sized), vanilla, eggs & stevia until light and fluffy; then I added the flour (mixed w/ baking soda & salt), alternating with the milk. Oh, and I added extra nuts (probably double). Only required 50 minutes of baking.

Geniale Genie January 17, 2010

Bottom line: It is delicious.

Other things: Mine was done after 45 minutes, so try checking it early if you don't want it crispy. For the sweetener, the recipe calls for 1 tsp stevia, but different powders have different concentrations, so one tsp stevia could mean a bunch of different things. I added a tsp of "Spoonable Stevia" and two packets of Truvia. I also substituted almond meal for half of the flour, which worked great. I will definitely be making this again. It's wonderful that something so good for you can be so healthy.

Jesusdragon737 January 10, 2013