Whole Wheat Banana Bread

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From the Registered Dietitians and Chefs of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Banana bread, with a few adjustments to increase fiber and reduce sugar, is very versatile. Enjoy a slice in lieu of bread, alone as a dessert or spread with peanut butter, for a filling snack.

Recipe Yields: 12 servings (1 loaf, 12 slices per loaf)


  •  1 ¼ cup ripe, mashed bananas
  •  1 whole large egg
  •  ¼ cup applesauce
  •  ½ cup sugar
  •  ½ cup brown sugar
  •  2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  •  1 tablespoon baking powder
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  Non-stick cooking spray


  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2.  Grease a loaf pan using non-stick cooking spray.
  3.  In a medium bowl, mix together banana, egg, applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar until well combined.
  4.  In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5.  Add dry ingredients into wet, stirring until just combined. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  6.  Bake for 65-75 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of bread.

Nutrition Facts

Recipe Yields: 12 servings (1 loaf, 12 slices per loaf)

Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 193
Fat 1g (5% calories from fat)
Saturated Fat 0.3g (1% calories from saturated fat)
Cholesterol 15.5mg
Sodium 197mg
Carbohydrates 42g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Protein 4g