This is a delicious and nutritious bread that is very easy to make. I like it so much, I sometimes have it for breakfast!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9 x 5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine oil, honey, eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas in a bowl.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in dry ingredients, and add the banana mixture. Mix together until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake 1 hour in preheated oven. Test for doneness, and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 312.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
I used 4 bananas for this recipe and made muffins baking for 20-25 minutes. I added walnuts chocolate chips and raisins separately to some of the muffins and left a few plain (I liked the ones with raisins best). I didn't have wheat germ but added some applesauce (between 1/4-1/2 cup) to help alleviate the dryness. A very tasty recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2011
For me this bread was a bit dry and bland (and I was careful not to over-handle the dough). I used 4 big bananas and added 1 tsp cinnamon and some nutmeg. Next time I might add some brown sugar or chocolate chips, and use more bananas (the good bites are the ones that have little sweet chunks of banana); applesauce might also help. It also might need to be covered at least half of the time it's in the oven - the top of mine started to burn at 35 minutes (I live at high altitude. Ugh). I'll definitely try it again with these modifications. Read More
(4)
202 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 138
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
I used 4 bananas for this recipe and made muffins baking for 20-25 minutes. I added walnuts chocolate chips and raisins separately to some of the muffins and left a few plain (I liked the ones with raisins best). I didn't have wheat germ but added some applesauce (between 1/4-1/2 cup) to help alleviate the dryness. A very tasty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
This is a great recipe. Very flavorful and moist. I can hardly tell that there's whole wheat flour in there! Tastes great for breakfast with some peanut butter on top. I've made 6 mini loaves already- I always have a bunch of overripe bananas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Hard to believe there's no sugar in this recipe. The only change I would make is to add more bananas. Otherwise it really went over well in our household. I'll definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
My husband really likes this bread. It is quite easy to make since there is no rise time or yeast in the recipe. I do not consider this a dessert bread since it is not very sweet. I found it a tad dry. I also took my bread out of the oven at 55 minutes and it was a little overdone on the edges. Definitely check your bread loaf for doneness frequently after 45 minutes. I added sunflower seeds and chopped walnuts and that was very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2003
Very tasty - buy extra bananas when they are on special so you can make this bread. I've made this three times and adding extra bananas helps with the dryness, but then, so does spreading the warm bread with a little peanut butter! :) Bottom line: an easy, healthy recipe that's ideal for a mom-to-be like me. I may try freezing my next loaf so I have some ready when I get home from the hospital! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent recipe. A good, dense, moist texture. I used four small bananas and substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil. It was a hit with my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I thought the bread could have been a little sweeter but overall it was good. I think I'll add raisins when I make it again and that will add the sweetness I think it needs. Just made it today though and it may be more flavorful tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
Absolutely love this bread!!! To alleviate any dryness, soak any nuts in a cup of warm water while preparing the rest of the recipe. This will allow them to soak up any fluid that they might later draw out of the bread causing dryness. Also, I added 1/2 cup of instant 5 grain oat cereal, a handfull of flax seeds, a small freshly pureed apple, and a tsp of allspice. Very moist and chewy. The family loves it!!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Pretty darn good & healthy. I didn't have enough bananas so I used 1/2 cup applesauce and it was still good. Thanks for a good & healthy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2011
For me this bread was a bit dry and bland (and I was careful not to over-handle the dough). I used 4 big bananas and added 1 tsp cinnamon and some nutmeg. Next time I might add some brown sugar or chocolate chips, and use more bananas (the good bites are the ones that have little sweet chunks of banana); applesauce might also help. It also might need to be covered at least half of the time it's in the oven - the top of mine started to burn at 35 minutes (I live at high altitude. Ugh). I'll definitely try it again with these modifications. Read More
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