Banana wheat bread

Banana wheat bread


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About this recipe: This is a delicious and nutritious bread that is very easy to make.

Gladys George

Serves: 12 

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 100g (4 oz) honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 340g (12 oz) mashed bananas
  • 255g (9 oz) wholemeal flour
  • 4 tablespoons wheatgerm
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 60g (2 oz) chopped pecans

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Grease a 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin, or line with baking parchment. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
  2. Combine oil, honey, eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, wheatgerm, salt and bicarbonate of 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.
  4. Bake 1 hour in preheated oven. Test for doneness, and cool on wire rack.

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Reviews (6)


Used different ingredients. I used 4 bananas for this recipe and made muffins, baking for 20-25 minutes. I added walnuts, chocolate chips and sultanas separately to some of the muffins and left a few plain (I liked the ones with sultanas best). I didn't have wheatgerm but added some apple sauce (about 5 tablespoons) to help alleviate the dryness. A very tasty recipe. - 14 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. Very tasty - 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 butter! Bottom line: an easy, healthy recipe. - 14 Jul 2008


Used different ingredients. My husband really likes this bread. It is quite easy to make since there is no rise time or yeast in the recipe. 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. - 14 Jul 2008

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