Healthier Banana Bread made with 100% whole wheat!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

A 100% whole wheat healthy(ish) banana bread recipe - now you have an excuse to let your bananas "accidentally" get too brown!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, healthier, loaf, whole wheat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Author breakfast for dinner


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 4 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars together. Add in the eggs and whisk until combined. Stir in vanilla, mashed bananas, milk, and sour cream.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Let bread cool in the pan for approx 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely.