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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"'A hint of orange livens up this moist and nutty banana bread,' says Kathy Merrick from Hammond, Indiana. 'I've taken loaves to potluck suppers and they are always a hit.' She suggests trying a slice for breakfast or as a sensibly scrumptious snack."
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1 h servings
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a food processor or blender, process the oranges, bananas, sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans.
  2. Pour into two 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.


  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 slice equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


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Some changes: used 1 and a half cups whole wheat flour and a quarter cup white (diabetic mother) used oats rather than wheat germ because I didn't have it, left out orange peel, took suggestion ...

Made some changes - see below. Turned out GREAT! I baked these as 12 over-sized muffins rather than 1 loaf. I think this solved the problem of the hard crust/chew inside. Baked at 350 for 25 ...

Made some substitutions out of necessity. I only had 1 naval orange so I added in a 3rd medium banana. I also subbed in olive oil. Good muffins, I like that it had some wheat flour with the w...

The loaves turned out bad for me. The crust was all that actually hardened, while the inside remained doughy. I think that less juice mixture (less oranges) and more flour might fix the problem....

This was very moist, but quite orange-y and a bit bitter. (Maybe I used too much peel?) Because this bread was *almost* wonderful I will definitely be making this again with some alterations. I'...