Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread | cookingwithcurls.com

One of my favorite treats when I was growing up, was Banana Nut Bread.  My mother would not allow sugary treats in the house, but I was allowed to make Banana Nut Bread…..and Christmas Cookies.  So whenever there were ripe bananas around, I was ready to snatch them up and start baking!

When I was very young, I refused to eat nuts.  Muffins, cookies, and breads needed to be smooth and non-crunchy.  By High School, I was over that phobia and now I wouldn’t even consider making this bread without chopped pecans.  Kids are strange. 😉

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My favorite part is the top.  The sugar caramelizes, and creates a crunchy, sweet crust.  Delicious!!

Now that I am an adult, I have also outgrown the habit of using all-purpose flour to make this delicious bread.  That’s right, I now make this bread with whole wheat flour.  I did not change any of the other ingredients, but I did add ground flax meal for a little health boost.  There is still the same amount of sugar, but it is raw sugar.  Salad oil has been replaced with Safflower oil, and whole milk has been replaced with coconut milk.  That makes this bread dairy and soy-free!

I started by grinding my whole wheat berries…..

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Into the perfect whole wheat flour…..

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I am having so much fun playing with my Grain Mill, and I love the fact that I am feeding my family healthier baked goods!  Just imagine coming home from school, and finding this delicious bread sitting on the kitchen counter!

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Or waking up in the morning to Banana Nut Bread French Toast. 😉

Banana Nut Bread French Toast | cookingwithcurls.com


Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
  • 2½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax meal
  • 3½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk (the kind in a box)
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, flax meal, baking powder.
  4. Whisk in the milk, egg, and oil until well combined.
  5. Stir in the mashed bananas and chopped nuts.
  6. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and place on a wire cooling rack.
  9. Cool completely before serving.


About Cooking with Curls

I am a California transplant currently living in Iowa. I spend my days cooking, baking, photographing, and blogging about foods at Cooking with Curls. My goal is to create all-natural, unprocessed, lactose free meals that everyone will enjoy.
  Grain Mill Wagon Experience
I had so much fun with this Grain Mill Wagon Challenge! Using freshly ground wheat fits in perfectly with my desire to prepare healthy, clean baked good for my family and readers of my blog. Now that I feel like a pro using my WonderMill grain mill, I am excited to try new, and different grains. It could not be easier to use, and the results are amazing. If you do not have a WonderMill, you are missing out on fabulously fresh baked goods.
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2 Responses to Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

  1. sue, new zealand says:

    Hi, I love your recipes and the fact that they are healthy. I am vegan and stuggle to find recipes that are also ‘nice’ to eat as a treat. sadly this has an egg in it so it is not dairy free, therefore not suitable for vegans.
    i will keep watching your site for future ideas.

  2. Tina Tennant says:

    … Banana Nut French Toast … genius!!

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