Wholemeal Banana Bread



I always feel it isn’t necessary to make something fresh for breakfast like the Muhalla or the Capsicum Olive Omelette, for the Blogging Marathon #93 theme I chose for this week, “Easy Breakfast”. I am somebody who loves to bake something and keep ready for breakfast at times, be it on weekdays or even better, for weekends. This Wholemeal Banana Bread perfectly fits the bill for a delicious and healthy breakfast without much effort in the morning!


This recipe appeared on the King Arthur site as the recipe for 2018. I love their website and refer it to a lot of times for perfect recipes. So I was sure that this bread would be a winner too. I hardly made changes to the recipe – used wholemeal flour for baking it, reduced the sugar a tad bit and used a mix of oil and butter, since I feel it makes the moisteness of the bread even better. It is a one-bowl recipe and just needs a whisk and a spatula as equipment, so what more! It comes together so easily and gets ready while you settle down the home to call it a day. If you love banana bread, give it a try. You will thank yourself for that extra half an hour of sleep in the morning! 😉





5 from 3 votes

Wholemeal Banana Bread

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups mashed banana 4 large bananas
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a large loaf pan and set aside.
  • Whisk together the banana, oil, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla till well combined.
  • Add all the dry ingredients one over the other into it. Fold in well using a spatula till the whole mixture is moist.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 60 to 70 minutest till skewer inserted comes out clean. If the top is darkening fast, cover it with aluminium foil to avoid burning.
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes, before flipping onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing and serving.


You may add some walnuts and choco chips in to the bread if you like to add.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what the other Blogging Marathoners are doing this BM#93.


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  1. This is wonderful for breakfast or afternoon snack!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  2. 5 stars
    I agree this makes for a good breakfast idea if the kids actually eat it 🙂 My older one struggles to have breakfast and banana is a no-no whereas my little one loves banana bread.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I have the same problem! My elder one wouldn’t eat banana bread at all, so she gets cereals! Hehe… Thank you so much Harini…

  3. 5 stars
    I LOVE King Arthur recipes and I made this Wholewehat Banana bread – it was really really good. So moist and lots of banana flavor.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I understand that! Thank you so much Pavani…

  4. I too am a fan of King Arthur recipes though I haven’t tried this banana bread. This makes an excellent breakfast as you mentioned.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Suma…

  5. banana bread looks perfect with wholewheat, soft moist and a great breakfast item .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bhavana…

  6. Yes, Wholemeal Banana Bread are best way to start a day. I agree with you about that extra 1/2 hour sleep…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila…

  7. Banana bread looks so good. Nice and moist bread.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sushma…

  8. Love these sorts of quick breads which are really handy and prefect to finish a hectic day breakfast easily with less efforts, fantastic bread there.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyakka…

  9. The texture of the bread is fantastic. These type of make ahead recipes make our life easier..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gayathri…

  10. 5 stars

    banana bread is one of my favorites though I haven’t made it in quite a while

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