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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

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This Whole Wheat Banana Bread is lightened up with Greek yogurt and less sugar, but still tastes amazing!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy banana bread, whole wheat banana bread
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 1 loaf
Author Danielle

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (190 grams) white whole wheat flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil (canola, vegetable, or melted coconut oil work fine)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large ripe bananas , mashed well (about 1 1/4 cups mashed banana)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, brown sugar, Greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla until fully combined. Add in the mashed banana and mix until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes (mine is usually perfect right at 45 minutes) or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil for the last 10 to 15 minutes of baking if needed to prevent the bread from becoming too browned.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Cut into slices and enjoy!

Notes

Store banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
Freezing Instructions: I recommend slicing the bread, wrapping the slices tightly with plastic wrap, and storing them in a freezer bag or container in the freezer. Thaw to room temperature before serving or reheat individual slices in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.
White Whole Wheat Flour: If you can't find any white whole wheat flour, you may replace it with 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour. 
Honey: You may replace the honey in this bread with an equal amount of pure maple syrup.