Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe

Updated on January 11, 2020
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I have enjoyed baking my own banana bread for my family on the weekend as a healthier and tastier option than store-bought versions.

Finished loaf
Finished loaf | Source

Banana bread is a family favourite in my home. Made with whole wheat, it is a wonderful, healthy snack, a great breakfast food, and with a few simple twists, can become a dessert after dinner. It uses up over-ripe bananas that might otherwise end up in the organics bin on the curb.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 1 banana loaf


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda

Things to Add for a Different Flavour:

Try adding a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts for a different taste and texture.

Or add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for a more dessert-style bread.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, add the bananas, egg whites and sugar. Use a potato masher to mash the ingredients together.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, salt and baking soda and stir together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients from the first bowl to the dry ingredients and mix together. **If you are adding walnuts or chocolate chips now is the time**
  5. Place the batter in a well-greased loaf pan and place it in the oven.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  7. When done baking, remove loaf the bread from the pan and place it on a rack to cool.

Testing to See If It's Done

To be sure the loaf is finished cooking, stick a toothpick in the top centre of the loaf. If it comes out dry, the loaf is finished. If it comes out with moist batter on it, place it back in the oven for a few more minutes of baking.

Adding and Mixing the Wet Ingredients

Wet ingredients and sugar
Wet ingredients and sugar | Source
Mashed together
Mashed together | Source

Adding the Wet Ingredients to the Dry

Dry ingredients
Dry ingredients | Source
Wet and dry ingredients blended together
Wet and dry ingredients blended together | Source

Add the Batter to the Pan

Batter in the greased loaf pan
Batter in the greased loaf pan | Source

The Finished Product

Finished loaf
Finished loaf | Source

No Ripe Bananas? No Problem

non-ripe bananas
non-ripe bananas | Source

Ripen your Bananas in the Oven

  • Heat oven to 325 F.
  • Place bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Cook for 30 minutes until they are dark and soft.
  • Allow bananas to cool before using them.

Softened up and ready to use.
Softened up and ready to use. | Source

© 2017 Wes Clark


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      2 years ago from Earth

      Is there a reason for using only egg whites instead of whole eggs?


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