Very Banana-y Whole Wheat Banana Bread


Healthy banana bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 eggs

  • cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups mashed bananas

  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line the bottom of a 9x5-inch nonstick loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. Beat brown sugar and oil together in a large bowl until well-blended. Add eggs, applesauce, and vanilla extract; mix well to combine. Stir in mashed bananas. Add whole wheat flour and baking soda; stir until incorporated. Fold walnuts into the batter.

  3. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cover loaf with a clean towel and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note:

Bake at 275 to 300 degrees F (135 to 150 degrees C) if you have a convection oven.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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