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Banana Wheat Dinner Bread

Banana Wheat Dinner Bread

This bread is mildly sweet, and makes a great accompaniment to many vegetarian dinners. I served it recently with my recipe for African Bean and Squash Stew.

Makes 3 small (4-cup) loaves.


  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c mashed ripe bananas (about 5 medium bananas)
  • 2/3 c vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 c honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 3 (1 pound) loaf pans with vegetable shortening.
  2. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until well blended.
  3. Add mashed bananas, oil, eggs, and honey. Beat on low one minute.
  4. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl. Turn mixer to medium and beat another minute.
  5. Divide batter evenly in the three pans, filling them about half-full.
  6. Bake 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in pans 20 minutes. Run knife around edges; then transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool 2 hours before slicing.
  8. Use within a day, or wrap carefully and freeze until needed.

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