whole wheat banana bread

there is no better combination than a rainy thursday in my book.

i’ve said it before, i’ll say it again. best type of weather + best day of the week.
today is perfect. the smell of rain is so strong, and i am wearing my new pink hunter rain boots. i even woke up hearing the rain against the window. the only thing that would make it better is some whole wheat banana bread, don’t you think? here’s our recipe.. enjoy!

whole wheat banana bread



  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil {can sub coconut oil}
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bananas, mashed {2-3 bananas}
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hot water




preheat oven to 325 degrees F

in a mixing bowl, beat oil and honey together. add eggs & mix well. stir in bananas and vanilla. stir in flour and salt. add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter. spread batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.

bake for 55 to 60 minutes. *make sure it is cooked in the middle! 

cool on wire rack for 1/2 hour before slicing. always serve with butter :)

makes 1 large loaf, or 2 medium loaves.

enjoy that rain today, if you live in the bay!



'whole wheat banana bread' has 12 comments

  1. May 16, 2013 @ 3:57 pm B

    mmm that bread def would make this rainy day seem better!!


  2. May 16, 2013 @ 4:28 pm M. at Making Sense of Cents

    Looks so yummy!


  3. May 16, 2013 @ 4:38 pm Kirsten Wiemer

    ohh i love banana bread, i will have to try this.
    and less than 3 weeks til i’ll be enjoying that rain in the bay. yay!



    • May 16, 2013 @ 6:59 pm emi

      can’t believe it! it will be so fun to have you out here!!


  4. May 16, 2013 @ 5:04 pm Monica P

    Yum! I always mix wheat w/white flower .. but I may have to give this a try. I like that honey is added for the sweetener :-)



    • May 16, 2013 @ 6:59 pm emi

      same- love the honey sweetener, and i also mix wheat & white flour! xo


  5. May 16, 2013 @ 5:37 pm icecreamtomarathon

    Totally agree, love the rain! It’s raining here today too. I’m also in love with your boots! I need to get some rain boots. I’ll be trying that banana bread!


  6. May 16, 2013 @ 7:12 pm Lisa Harvey

    Love the boots! I have them in yellow, and I always get comments on them (it’s actually started to get annoying haha).


  7. May 16, 2013 @ 9:59 pm Mara and Jae

    can you tell that i really love it? cuz i really do.
    i also love rainy days. like a lot.
    basically i wish i was in san fran right now i guess!


  8. May 16, 2013 @ 10:17 pm Kay

    Looks delicious! Super cute blog you have here :)


  9. May 16, 2013 @ 11:21 pm Ashlie

    hello! thank you for your comment on my recent post! I’ve just started following you and I can’t wait to read more! Hope you follow back :)



  10. November 11, 2015 @ 12:07 pm heidi

    SO GOOD!!! we have a windy, cold day today so my son and I made 2 mini loaves. They are stellar! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I think it will trick my husband. He doesn’t like whole wheat, but I don’t think he’ll even know. ;)


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