Whole Wheat Banana Bread
This banana bread recipe uses whole wheat pastry flour and less sugar and oil, for a light, fluffy, and delicious loaf!
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup mashed banana 2 or 3 bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup walnuts, optional chopped and toasted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour one 8x4x2 inch loaf pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add sugar and combine.
Add mashed banana, vanilla extract, applesauce, and oil to flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer until combined.
Add eggs and remaining flour to the mixture and beat until blended. Fold in chopped nuts, if desired.
Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a table knife around inside of the pan to loosen the bread. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly on a wire rack before slicing.