Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour
Cool Time
10 Mins
Makes 10 servings

This sweet bread has less oil than most traditional recipes, but you won't miss it. Extra bananas keep it moist.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Step 2

Stir together bananas and next 4 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in walnuts.

Step 3

Pour batter into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Serve with light whipped cream cheese, if desired.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include cream cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

nadomom's Review

May 06, 2014
This is tender, lots of banana flavor and not too sweet. I made 12 muffins because it's quicker to bake than a loaf. I replaced the nuts with a 1 cup of frozen cranberries due to allergies and because I just love those and sprinkled the top with raw sugar. I love the whole wheat flour in this recipe because the banana makes this a darker bread and you can't tell it's whole wheat.

Exactly what I wanted -a recipe loaded with bananas!

April 26, 2016
This is a delicious recipe!  I used softened butter for the fat, added a dash of salt, and used pure organic maple syrup instead of sugar since the rest of my ingredients were organic.  My husband couldn't believe how healthy this was based on how good it tasted, this is a sign of an amazing recipe to me.


November 27, 2015
This recipe needs some salt... tastes too flat.

sudex11's Review

January 28, 2013

delikiz's Review

January 28, 2011

bstanchie's Review

November 06, 2010
delicious! used the batter to make 12 muffins and baked for 20 min. double it and freeze the extra for another weekend breakfast!

mkow74's Review

October 07, 2009
I make this all the time, and my family loves it. I have made it with both regular whole wheat flour and white whole wheat flour, and both have worked beautifully every time. The bananas and cinnamon mask any "hearty" whole wheat flavor if that's a concern for anyone. We eat it warm, plain or with cream cheese. It's delicious with tea, for snack, or as part of breakfast.

KristenKels0's Review

September 10, 2009
I think it is the wheat flour that is throwing this recipe off. I made mine with regular white flour and it turned out great!

Lori07's Review

January 12, 2009
After reading the only review about this recipe, I registered to be able to add my comments. This is one of my favorite recipes. It is delicious, healthy and easy to make. My whole family loves it! Give it a try.