Banana Bread with Walnuts and Flaxseed

An age-old comfort food gets a makeover in this delicious recipe. This is a healthier version of the traditional treat—but it has the same great taste!

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • ½ cup 100% whole wheat baking flour
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • ¾ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup Sucanat
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups mashed bananas (about 3–4 medium-large bananas)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped natural walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a loaf pan with olive oil cooking spray and cover with a thin coating of wheat flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, flaxseed, Sucanat, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add bananas, applesauce, egg whites, eggs, and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  • Incorporate walnuts evenly throughout the batter.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.