Got leftover bananas? Give everyone's favorite baked good recipe a healthy whole-wheat spin with this easy banana bread recipe. Source:, January 2017

Breana Killeen


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.

  • Beat sugar and butter (or coconut oil) in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each adding. Add banana, buttermilk and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until just combined. Fold in walnuts (or chocolate chips), if using. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 3.4 g saturated fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 243 mg sodium. 179 mg potassium; 39.4 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g fiber; 20 g sugar; 4.7 g protein; 229 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 12 mcg folate; 58 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 12 mg magnesium; 15 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
This was easily converted to vegan and we are in love! We topped it with peanut butter! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
@RickMichigan The recipe clearly says it serves 10. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
221 calories based on 1 serving (1 slice) doesn't do much good if the recipe doesn't give the number of servings (in the loaf). Read More