Banana Wheat Bread

4.58 from 7 votes

This Banana Wheat Bread is a little healthier than some of my other banana bread recipes. The honey keeps this banana loaf moist and sweet.

banana wheat bread

This Banana Wheat Bread is a healthier option compared to some of the other banana bread recipes I have posted before.

banana wheat bread

If you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease you probably want to avoid using wheat germ. Oat Bran would be a good substitute. I’m not a medical expert so please do your research before making this recipe!

The best bananas for banana bread are when they are overripe, not yellow but black. Or they’re at least streaked with black/brown. The darker the better.

If you can’t find overripe bananas, you can speed up the process by putting the bananas in a paper bag along with an apple and loosely folding down the top. The bananas should ripen in just a day or two using this method.

banana wheat bread

The one noticeable difference between this banana bread recipe and others is that you don’t use any sugar. The sweetness comes from the honey. This recipe also doesn’t call for any butter.

banana wheat bread

For more great recipes like this one, check out my huge collection of Bread Recipes. My all-time favorite is Janet’s Banana Bread.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Banana Wheat Bread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Germ, Salt, Baking Soda, Mashed Bananas, Vegetable Oil, Honey, Eggs, Vanilla Extract and Pecans.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine oil, honey, eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the banana mixture.
  4. Mix together until dry ingredients are moistened. Optionally fold in the pecans.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes then remove loaf to cool on wire rack.
banana wheat bread

Printable Recipe Card

banana wheat bread

Banana Wheat Bread

This Banana Wheat Bread is a little healthier than some of my other banana bread recipes. The honey keeps this banana loaf moist and sweet.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 8 slices
Calories 281 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ cup Wheat Germ
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ cups Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Pecans, chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine oil, honey, eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the banana mixture.
  • Mix together until dry ingredients are moistened. Optionally fold in the pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes then remove loaf to cool on wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 466mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Ann says:

    I just love this banana bread. The honey makes it nice and sweet. A great addition to my banana bread recipes.

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