When you see overripe bananas, you make banana bread. My all time favorite recipe will not work for me right now because I don’t have spelt flour 😭 I’ve tried other flour combinations but they do not give me the best texture. So I need to use what I have on hand: the tricky whole wheat flour.
I think these pictures don’t do any justice. I’m not very happy with these pictures but the recipe is too good to not share. And what’s a recipe post without any pictures? Just bear with me. I’ll update it with better pictures along the way 🙂
I really cannot get over how beautiful the colour is. I like to bake my already done banana bread for a few minutes longer to get the crispy outer layer and also the wonderful colour 😍
The flavor was unexpectedly perfect. Unexpected because it’s whole wheat flour. I don’t know about you but whole wheat flour (not talking about white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flours because they actually taste better) makes my baked goods so dense. Tweaking the amounts is necessary.
This bad boy came out fluffy and not dense just ohmygoshhhhh ahhhh love at first bite!! It’s also moist but not TOO moist. AND firm yet soft 😍 I will include substitutions to make it vegan for my vegan readers! ❤
WHOLE WHEAT BANANA BREAD
3/4c whole wheat flour
1/4c honey (can sub for pure maple syrup, coconut sugar, muscovado or any unrefined sugars)
1 large banana
2 tbsp plain yogurt (can sub soy/coconut yogurt or oil of choice)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg (can sub flax/chia egg or 1/2 mashed banana)
Pinch of salt
In your microwave safe mixing bowl, add in your peeled banana and microwave for 5 to 10 seconds.
Preheat your oven to 170°C.
Mash your banana using a fork until little or no lumps remain.
Add in all liquid ingredients and mix to combine.
Add in all dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
Pour into a prepared (greased and line with baking sheet) pan and sprinkle some raw sugar on top if you’d like. You can also top with banana coins, blueberries, chocolate chips, rolled oats or cinnamon. Possibilties are endless!
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes and a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
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