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Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

If you are like a lot of families you are trying to incorporate more whole grains into your diet.  Why not do that with a family favorite like banana bread?  This whole wheat banana bread with crumb topping recipe has a great texture and is so moist you would never guess it was 100% whole wheat. 

whole wheat banana bread recipe

Whole Wheat Banana Bread With Crumb Topping
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This is a great banana bread recipe that allows you to add some whole grains into your family’s diet. It’s made with 100% whole wheat flour.
Recipe type: Bread, dessert
Serves: 10
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 medium, ripe bananas, mashed (about 1½ cups)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used red wheat but you can use white wheat also)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • For optional crumb topping: 1 TB. butter, melted
  • 2 TB. whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup whole oats
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat sugars and butter together in stand mixer (with paddle attachment) until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Add mashed bananas
  2. In separate bowl lightly whisk all dry ingredients (except those for crumb topping). Add slowly to stand mixer, on low speed. Mix until well combined.
  3. Scoop batter into well greased bread pan and smooth top until even.
  4. In small bowl mix together all ingredients for crumb topping. Sprinkle evenly over prepared batter.
  5. Bake on middle rack for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing and transferring to baking rack to cool completely. Can slice and serve warm.


whole wheat banana bread with crumb topping recipe

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