Banana Bread With Whole Grains

2010 February 26

(shhh don’t tell your kids; it’s whole-grain-good-for-you)


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A while back I posted a whole list of banana luv goodness.

And I promised I would one day share my very own Super Banana Bread Recipe.
First, I cannot seem to make regular size loaves come out right.  The middle never cooks? I gave up long ago. Instead I make muffins or mini loaves and the soggy center situation is history.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar (+/- to your taste)
  • 2 Medium Bananas (or about 1 Cup)
  • 1/2 Cup vanilla yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 egg

Mix the above ingredients and add

  • 1 Cup white flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 teaspon soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Whole Grains*
  • Mix ONLY til combined and then add
  • 1/4 Cup melted butter

Mix gently and pour in lined muffin cup pan or 3 small loaf pans.
Cook on 350° for 15-20 minutes. (Till toothpick comes out clean.)

*I LOVE love LOVE whole grain ‘cereals’ from Bob’s Red Mill. I rarely use them as a breakfast food. Instead I toss a couple handfuls in many of the baked goods and even dinners we eat. Ideas for adding whole grains to your otherwise less than whole recipes.

  • whole grain banana breadPancakes
  • Spaghetti Sauce, I know, give it a try you’ll be surprised!
  • Casseroles
  • Lasagne
  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Soups
  • Salads (See my Over the Top Salad idea)
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  1. February 26, 2010

    Personally, I make all my banana breads with whole wheat flour only, no white. I find it gives it a lot more flavour. Have you given that a try?

  2. February 27, 2010

    I’m willing.. I’ll let you know if my KIDS eat it!! 🙂

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    February 28, 2010

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  4. Kaysi @ Keeping It SImple permalink
    March 2, 2010

    This looks super yummy!

  5. February 10, 2011

    Just put it in the oven! I can’t wait to try it!
    Twitter: muffintopmommy

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