Banana Bread

Banana bread

Total Time
1 hr 30 min
15 min
1 hr
The combination of all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour gives this banana bread great texture with a slightly nutty flavor. Enjoy it plain or toasted with some reduced-fat cream cheese.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


5 large, very ripe

Whole wheat flour

1 cup(s)

All-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Baking powder

2 tsp

Baking soda

1 tsp

Sea salt

½ tsp

Unsalted butter

5 tsp, at room temperature

Packed light brown sugar

½ cup(s)


1 large egg(s), at room temperature

Fat free skim milk

¼ cup(s), at room temperature

Chopped walnuts

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Peel and mash 3 bananas. Peel and cut 2 bananas into small chunks. Set both aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together both types of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat to incorporate.
  5. Alternating in batches, add mashed bananas, flour mixture and milk to bowl with butter mixture. Combine well but do not over beat; fold in walnuts and banana chunks.
  6. Turn batter into prepared pan; bake until a tester inserted in center of bread comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool more. Cut into 16 slices.
  7. Serving size: 1 slice