Whole Wheat Honey Banana Bread

1 Loaf
1 hr 10 min

Who doesn't love banana bread? It's such a great snack to have on hand! I love trying out different banana bread recipes and decided to try a version that uses whole wheat and white whole wheat flour. I haven't made that many recipes with whole wheat flour—normally I bake with unbleached flour—but this banana bread has inspired me to try more! It has a great banana flavor, it's sweetened with brown sugar and honey, and you can't really tell it's made with whole wheat flour. So if you like using whole wheat flour in your baking, you'll have to give this a try!

Whole Wheat Honey Banana Bread
Recipe details
  • 1  Loaf
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 60 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (or use 2 cups of either flour)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5″ loaf pan.
In large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, baking soda, salt, and mashed bananas, beating until well combined. Beat in honey and eggs, then add the flour and chopped walnuts, stirring until smooth.
Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top. Let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Bake the bread at 350˚F for 50 minutes, then gently lay a piece of aluminum foil across the top to prevent over-browning. Bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let loaf cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and set on a wire rack to cool completely.
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