Enjoy classic walnut banana bread featuring Omega-3 rich ingredients like flax seed, canola oil, and walnuts!

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 35 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F degrees. Grease one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and set aside.

  • Soak raisins in 1 cup water for 10-15 minutes until raisins are plumped. Meanwhile, grind flax seed in a coffee or herb grinder until powdery. Drain raisins, reserving liquid. Mix this liquid into flax seed powder, stir until mixture thickens slightly.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix mashed bananas and flax seed mixture. Let sit.

  • In a separate bowl, beat egg with canola oil. Add sugars, beat until smooth. Add vanilla yogurt. Set aside.

  • In a third bowl, sift together flours, oat bran, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add alternately banana mixture and egg mixture, stirring until batter is just mixed. Gently fold in raisins and walnuts.

  • Spoon batter evenly into bread pan. Bake for 45 minutes then tent lightly with foil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes more or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 46.9g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 13.8mg; sodium 331.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
Wow, what a great recipe! I did health it up a little more. I used all whole wheat white flour, I used ground flax seed, organic raisins, bananas, eggs and Nancy's nonfat vanilla yogurt. I did cut the sugars by half because my bananas were REALLY ripe and I added 3/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. I also used pecans because we don't care for walnuts. I made these into muffins and I got 18 large muffins. The smell of these was really out of this world. We haven't tried them yet (they're for snack today/breakfast tomorrow) but I know it's going to be good. Thanks for a healthy recipe that incorporates more flax/oat bran! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Lovely, dense and moist. Not too sweet. Doubled recipe and added dried cranberries and dried plums to the raisin mix for a fruitier taste. Made a total of seven mini-tins with the batch, enough for the holiday give-away. This is a good one for the health conscious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
VERY GOOD! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
very dense and needs more bananas Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This bread is dense and slightly moist. I've made some changes to it though. I used chopped prunes for raisins, ground flax seed, no sugar at all (so my bread was mildly sweet), greek non-fat yougurt, quick oats for bran. It's very filling. My kids liked it. I might try adding some honey or molasses next time and make it into muffins. Read More