Here are 9 of the best whole wheat banana bread recipes. I love banana bread because I like that it’s moist and sweet but not too sweet. I like that I can actually taste the bananas but that the banana flavor isn’t too strong. I like mine with walnuts since I like the little pieces of crunchiness and I like the flavor of walnuts too. That’s what I remember about my Mom’s banana bread.
Did your mom or grandma make banana bread? What do you remember about it? Does it bring back pleasant memories for you as it does for me? Banana bread is really easy to make, it only takes a few minutes to whip up a couple of loaves.
It’s a lot faster and easier to make than cookies, pie or cake. So when you get a craving for some good clean healthy banana bread made with whole wheat flour you know where to come to find the best recipes there are around.
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Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipes
1. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – Feel Good Foodie
Coconut Oil – Coconut Sugar – Vanilla – Milk – Eggs – Bananas – Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – Baking Powder – Cinnamon – Real Salt – Dark Chocolate Chips
If you always have brown bananas sitting on your kitchen counter making banana bread is the smart thing to with them. If you have little kids around that eat your bananas before they get brown, that’s okay. Look in the grocery store, sometimes they sell the brown bananas for a big discount.
They know that some of us people love banana bread so they sell them just for us. I think this bread is especially delicious when it’s warm. I usually have to wait 5-10 minutes after it’s baked for it to cool enough that I can cut it without burning my fingers. It’s worth the wait though.
2. Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Whole Wheat Flour – Baking Powder – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Butter – Egg Whites – Vanilla – Bananas – Greek Yogurt – Honey – Milk – Strawberries – Blueberries
This recipe was developed when the blogger wanted a special treat for the 4th of July. Hence the red, white and blue colors. The greek yogurt adds some extra moisture but without the calories that oil adds. Plus it adds a little extra protein. The blogger suggests using fresh blueberries and strawberries because frozen blueberries bleed. When blueberries bleed they will turn the batter kind of gray in color.
I don’t know if you’ve ever seen gray bread but it isn’t very appetizing. It tastes just fine and normal but looks weird. I’ve heard that if you use frozen blueberries and coat them with flour before you put them in the batter it will help them not bleed too. I haven’t tried it but it worth a try.
3. My Favorite Healthy Banana Bread – Ambitious Kitchen
Bananas – Eggs – Coconut Oil – Maple Syrup – Greek Yogurt – Whole Wheat Flour – Baking Soda – Cinnamon – Real Salt
I’ve noticed that some banana bread recipes have eggs in them and some don’t. Not sure why that is, but these do have eggs in them. Many people ask if whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour are the same thing. So I’ll explain. They are both made with ground whole wheat, the pastry flour is just ground finer than regular whole wheat flour.
I’m not sure if they just use a different grinding stone that grinds it finer or if they grind it more times. I know that almond flour is ground more times than almond meal. Which is kind of the same situation. They both still have the same nutritional value. Feel free to add in options like walnuts, chocolate chips, coconut flakes or fresh fruit.
4. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – Six Sister’s Stuff
Coconut Oil – Honey – Eggs – Bananas – Milk – Baking Soda – Vanilla – Real Salt – Cinnamon – White Whole Wheat Flour
In the pursuit of living healthier this six sister decided to eat healthier by substituting more healthy ingredients for less healthy ingredients. So this is made with whole wheat flour rather than all-purpose flour. She uses honey instead of sugar and she uses coconut oil in place of canola oil, for example.
The chocolate chips are optional because they aren’t that healthy. If I were adding chocolate chips I think I would just add a few, like a quarter cup. These look like they have a lot of chocolate chips in them.
5. Simple Healthy Banana Bread With Yogurt – Sweet as Honey
Banana – Milk – Greek Yogurt – Honey – Coconut Oil – Vanilla – Whole Wheat Flour – Baking Powder – Cinnamon – Walnuts
This is super easy because it’s made in the food processor. If you don’t have one you can always mix it in a bowl with a hand mixer. You’ll just have to mix it a little longer. Actually, probably a lot longer. However, you mix this up it should only take about 15 minutes or less to put the ingredients together and mix it.
What do you think of the big long banana slice laid on top of the batter before it is baked? I don’t like it, I can’t get past the thought that is won’t be baked through and it will be soggy and slimy. I can’t stand soggy and slimy. I could be wrong though. I haven’t tried doing that yet, have you? How do you like it?
6. Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Bread – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Whole Wheat Flour – Baking Powder – Real Salt – Butter – Eggs – Vanilla – Banana – Greek Yogurt – Honey – Blueberries
This is made with fresh blueberries added. You could add another kind of fruit in place of the blueberries if you would like. I know that Amy has another recipe that’s exactly the same but she added cranberries instead of blueberries. Maybe peaches or apples would work. Maybe not.
This has very little oil in it because most of the oil is replaced with a more healthy choice of greek yogurt. In fact, a lot of these recipes have greek yogurt instead of oil or part of the oil. The yogurt certainly would cut down on the fat content and make it healthier.
7. Healthy Banana Bread – I Food Real
Bananas – Eggs – Applesauce – Maple Syrup – Coconut Oil – Vanilla – Baking Powder – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Whole Wheat Flour
This has applesauce added and only 1/3 cup of maple syrup and only 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. The applesauce makes that small amount of oil possible. The perfect banana bread should have a crack in the top with a glossy sticky top and still be moist inside.
Use the ripest bananas you can find. The riper the bananas the sweeter they are. Those sweet bananas make the whole bread taste sweeter without adding any sugar. Bananas are like a natural sugar anyway. Did you know that bananas have more natural sugar than a lot of other fruits except for dates and maybe a couple others I’m not aware of right now?
8. Banana Bread – The Clean Eating Couple
Bananas – Honey – Applesauce – Egg Whites – Coconut Oil – Whole Wheat Flour – Baking Powder – Baking Soda – Cinnamon – Nutmeg – Ginger – Cloves – Walnuts – Chocolate Chips
This has some extra spices added to make it taste a little like a spice cake. Notice the nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in addition to the usually added cinnamon. The walnuts and chocolate chips are optional of course but I can’t imagine it without the walnuts. I think the walnuts make it.
I love the little crunch and flavor they add but I know some people don’t have the same tastes I do. I could live without chocolate chips. That’s why this world is so interesting. We are all a little bit different. Wouldn’t life be boring if we were all the same?
9. Healthy Moist Banana Bread – Gimme Delicious
Eggs – Coconut Oil – Honey – Greek Yogurt – Vanilla – Bananas – White Whole Wheat Flour – Cinnamon – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Chocolate Chips – Walnuts – Raisins
Did you know that if your bananas aren’t ripe enough you can put them in the over on 300 degrees until they are dark brown which usually takes about 20 minutes? You’ll have perfectly ripe bananas if you do. If you make this with white whole wheat flour instead of regular whole wheat flour no one will believe it is even healthy.
The texture of whole wheat white flour is much finer and lighter. It’s not as light as all-purpose flour but it is lighter than regular whole wheat flour. It doesn’t have that grainy texture either. Once you bake with it, you won’t go back to whole wheat. The good news is that white whole wheat has all the same nutrients and whole wheat.
I hope you enjoy these whole wheat banana bread recipes. Which whole wheat banana bread recipe is your favorite?