Whole Wheat Banana Bread

It seems I’m a bit suggestible. Yesterday a Facebook friend made a couple comments about banana bread. I had some over ripe bananas that I’d put in my freezer a week or two ago, so naturally I felt the need to make banana bread.


Here is my original, never before published, Banana Bread recipe.  If you try it, I hope you enjoy.  Let me know what you think.

3/4     Cup     White Flour

3/4     Cup     Whole Wheat Flour

1/2      tsp      Salt

  1       tsp      Baking Soda

3/4      Cup      Butter or Vegetable Shortening

1/2      Cup     Sugar

1/2      Cup      Brown Sugar

  3                   Eggs

  1        Cup      Mashed Bananas

1/2       tsp       Cinnamon

1/2       tsp        Nutmeg

  1        tsp        Vailla Extract

1/2       Cup       Chopped Walnuts


Heat oven to 350°. Combine flour, salt and baking powder. In a separate bowl cream sugar and shortening until well blended. Add eggs, bananas, spices, vanilla and nuts and mix thoroughly. Add shortening mixture to flour and stir until mixed. Divide batter between 2 greased 8×4 bread pans and bake approximately 45 – 55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow bread to cool at least 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and store in refrigerator. 

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Images and text Copyright 2010 Dave Michael.  No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the author.

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6 Responses to “Whole Wheat Banana Bread”

  1. lyn Says:

    i love throwing nearly rotted stuff in the freezer and then making something great with it- but boy did it take me years of throwing away food to get how that works! this looks divine. i have some rotting bananas sitting on my counter now that i have no energy to deal with. gonna pop ’em in the chill box and try this when i am in the mood. 🙂

  2. lma Says:

    yikes- i had no idea i had an existing profile on gravatar- how did that happen?

  3. lma Says:

    did my last comment vanish when i went into hiding/…

  4. lma Says:

    evidently so- well- it was a very thorough comment on your blog post- harumph- how dare they erase that… all about thrift and rotten bananas, but my creative urge is gone and all i can do now is scratch my arse and stare gap mouthed into cyberspace…

  5. Dave Michael Says:

    LOL Lyn, Your posts were not lost. The first time someone new posts word press asks me to approve their comment. The next time you post I thik it will show up immediately.

  6. sherry Says:

    Thank you for the time you gave me.

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