Indulge in a delicious and healthy wholemeal banana bread recipe that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without any guilt. This recipe uses Manitoba wholemeal flour, which adds a lovely nutty flavor and extra nutrients to the bread. It’s also sweetened with ripe bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup, making it refined sugar-free. The addition of almonds and walnuts gives it a delightful crunch.
Banana bread is a classic comfort food that has won hearts with its moist texture and delicious flavour. This healthy wholemeal banana bread recipe not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers several health benefits.
Ripe bananas are a natural source of sweetness and provide essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, and vitamin A. Wholemeal flour, made from whole grains, is rich in fiber and nutrients, making it a healthier alternative to refined white flour. The addition of almonds and walnuts gives this bread a delightful crunch and a boost of healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants.
With this recipe, you can enjoy a guilt-free treat that’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. The combination of ripe bananas, wholemeal flour, and nuts make it a nutritious and satisfying option for those who want to indulge without compromising their health. So, let’s get started on this delicious and wholesome banana bread recipe!
Wholemeal banana bread recipe
- 125g Manitoba wholemeal flour/strong wholemeal bread flour
- 10g baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 50g butter, melted
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- Handful of almonds and walnuts, roughly chopped
- Drizzle of maple syrup to serve (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, start with the wet ingredients. Smash the bananas and add the melted butter, vanilla essence, egg, and milk. Mix well until combined.
- In a small bowl, mix together the Manitoba wholemeal flour, baking powder, and ground cinnamon. Gently add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the chopped almonds and walnuts.
- Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake for 40 minutes at 180°C (350°F), or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
- Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Slice and serve your healthy wholemeal banana bread and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious and healthy wholemeal banana bread. It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. The combination of ripe bananas, wholemeal flour, and nuts make it a nutritious and satisfying treat. Don’t forget to share your thoughts and pictures in the comments below. Happy baking!