Whole Grain Banana Walnut Bread

whole grain banana walnut bread
whole grain banana walnut bread

whole grain banana walnut bread

Hi everyone! Back to work tomorrow after a fun 3 day weekend!

It’s a funny thing to say, but one of my favorite things about days off work is that I don’t have to pack any breakfast, lunch or snacks. It’s so hard to decide what to pack the night before, and it’s so easy to fall into a rut. Sandwiches, granola bars, yogurt, apples…same food, different day (unless I have some leftovers from a big meal- like this Chipotle Turkey Chili). I leave for work pretty early in the morning, so I’m usually eating breakfast on the run or once I get to the office. This whole grain banana walnut bread is a great way to mix up what I eat with my morning coffee ☕️

whole grain banana walnut bread

Quick bread is a wonderful thing because just like the name states, quick breads are super fast to make! Banana bread is a classic, so I didn’t mess with it too much. As usual, I wanted to make it a little bit healthier by using some whole wheat flour- so between the that, the fresh bananas, and the omega 3 rich walnuts, you can feel pretty good about this being your sweet treat!

I think every family has over-ripe bananas in their house at least once a month. I used to throw them away, but in recent years I discovered that they are a perfect food to freeze. Once they are slightly overripe (or very overripe for banana bread- it will add more sweetness), you can peel them, throw them in a quart or gallon size zip lock bag, and use them as needed for smoothies, muffins, or quick bread!

Enjoy!

Kate

whole grain banana walnut bread

whole grain banana walnut bread

whole grain banana walnut bread

Whole Grain Banana Walnut Bread
Serves 10
A better-for-you version of a classic quick bread that's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon pick me up!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 eggs
  2. 3 very ripe bananas, peeled (medium to large in size)
  3. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  4. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  5. 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  8. 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 tsp baking powder
  11. 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  12. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl.
  3. Break bananas into chunks and add to bowl. Using an electric mixer, combine eggs and bananas until smooth.
  4. Add oil, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla to mixture. Continue to mix until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine both flours, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix on low until combined.
  6. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  7. Pour batter into greased loaf pan (8.5-9 inches).
  8. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
Nutrition Information (per slice)
  1. Calories: 257, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 11 g, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 19 g, Sodium: 183 mg, Saturated Fat: 1 g
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