Sunday, September 2, 2012

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

I love banana bread.  This recipe is my grandma's but with my take on it by using whole wheat flour.  I use freshly-ground whole (hard white) wheat flour, but the recipe works with all-purpose flour or King Arthurs White Whole Wheat Four.  Now, whole wheat flour requires a bit more liquid, so feel free to be very generous with your liquid measurements and maybe add a bit more for good measure.  :) 

My favorite way to enjoy this is warm with lots of butter and a tall glass of whole milk.  YUM!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread
Makes 1 Loaf

2 tsp. Lemon Juice
2/3 C. Milk
2 1/3C. Whole Wheat Flour (I use freshly ground hard white wheat)
1 2/3C. Sugar, sucanant, maple syrup, or honey
1 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 C. Softened Butter
1 C. Mashed Bananas
2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place lemon juice in milk, set aside.  Sift all dry ingredients into mixing bowl.  Add butter, bananas, & soured milk.  Mix until moistened, beat vigorously for 2 minutes.  Add eggs, beat 2 more minutes.  Pour into a greased and floured 9" loaf pan or a bunt pan.  Bake at 350 for approx. 35 minutes.  Cool.  Enjoy!

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  1. How would you recommend banana bread muffins, as far as cooking settings? I prefer making the muffins because they are super easy on the go. Also, if I wanted to top the bread/muffins with walnuts, do you recommend toasting them beforehand? Thanks! :)

    1. For Muffins, I would set the timer for 20 minutes, then check them to see if they're done. They should take between 20-30 minutes as muffins depending on your oven. You could put walnuts on them either regular or toasted. I'm not a fan of nuts in my baked goods, but I would prefer toasted. :)

    2. I don't like them to jump out at me haha, only on the very top for some extra CRRRRUNNCH. :)

  2. I love,love,love cooking with whole wheat flour.This is one of my favorites banana bread.

  3. I LOVE banana bread! Can't wait to try this one!

  4. Banana bread can get so heavy but yours looks like it is lighter, which sounds wonderful to me! Thanks for linking up again!


  5. I love baking with my freshly milled wheat flour. Thanks for sharing this week at The Gathering Spot!

  6. I make a lot of banana bread. I appreciate an healthier recipe. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  7. YUM! This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on my linky party!

  8. I love banana bread! This looks sooo yummy!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  9. Looks good! You are making me hungry.

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday, hope to see you there Wednesday.

  10. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at What's Cluckin!

  11. Athena,
    This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.


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