Whole Wheat Molasses Banana Bread

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healthy whole wheat molasses banana bread
Banana bread with a little bit of peanut butter spread on top.

That’s what I have been thinking about this afternoon as I nibble three-day old buns and sip my tea.

Banana bread is everything that these buns are not: It’s moist, fragrant and has an irresistible texture.

moist and flavourful molasses banana bread

This is a classic banana bread recipe, with just a few updates. It’s lightly spiced, gets a bit more substance from whole grain flour and the banana is beautifully complemented by the molasses…a sweet that has a little bite to it.

Feel free to toss in ½ cup of nuts, seeds, or desiccated coconut if you prefer more texture.

For an more flavourful bread use extra ripe bananas. And if you don’t have ripe bananas, try this:

How to ripen bananas quickly, in the oven.

healthy whole wheat molasses banana bread



 Whole wheat molasses Banana Bread

Adapted from Hun…What’s for dinner?


  •  ½ cup butter, melted, or canola oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. yogurt or soured milk*
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1 1/4 cups)
  • ¾ cup whole wheat or spelt flour (spooned in)
  • 1 ¼ cups plain flour (spooned in)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg


  1. Grease a large loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the melted butter with the sugar and stir well.
  3. Add the molasses and then the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in the yogurt, vanilla and then the mashed banana.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir gently, just until combined. (Take care not to over mix.)
  7. Bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes.
  8. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before upending on cooling rack.

*To sour the milk, add 1/4 tsp. of vinegar to the 3 Tbsp. of milk and let sit for five minutes.

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One thought on “Whole Wheat Molasses Banana Bread

  1. Melissa says:

    Love, love molasses recipes fr NFLD

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