The joy of 100% Whole Wheat Honey-Banana Bread. Have you ever baked banana bread using 100% whole wheat flour and honey? If you haven't, you're in for a delicious treat! This honey-banana recipe has been our go-to recipe for years, and every time I feel like trying a different one (silly me!), I end up regretting it!
Let me tell you a little bit about the ingredients. As expected, the main ingredient for this awesome bread is bananas. Like, really, really ripe bananas. I usually buy a bunch early in the week, more than what my family normally eats before they start getting dark spots all over. By then, there are about 5-6 bananas that are perfectly ready to be used for this awesome recipe. If your bananas are not overly ripe, your bread may not taste sweet enough for you. So don't forget to wait until those bananas get their dark spots--you'll be happy you did!
The flour that I use is white wheat whole wheat flour (remember how there are two kinds of whole wheat? White and Red?), and I grind it with my Nutrimill right before I mix the ingredients together. If you're grinding your own wheat, grind it in the finer setting--you want your flour to be finer than the setting used for grinding whole wheat flour for 100% whole wheat bread.
I prefer to use raw honey (if you don't have access to raw honey where you live, regular honey works too). I buy mine in bulk locally. However, if you don't have honey at all (sinful!), you may use brown sugar as a substitute. You may also substitute the olive oil for other types of oil (canola or sunflower) or softened butter. If you use salted butter, make sure you decrease the salt amount to 1/4 tsp.
I love how the other ingredients--olive oil, vanilla, and eggs--accentuate the banana flavor, provide moisture, and improve the honey-banana bread texture. Many banana bread recipes I've tried in the past are a tad dry and too sweet. Not this one. You'll love how the banana flavor is the show stopper on this healthy version, dressed up with other wholesome ingredients to give you a spectacular result.
Ok, I think I've said enough, haven't I?
Are you now ready to give this recipe a try? Let's do it!
100% Whole Wheat Honey-Banana Bread
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