Banana Bread

Number of Servings: 12 (78 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Banana Bread

Who doesn’t love banana bread? It’s a cozy favorite for packing in lunches or enjoying on a cold weekend afternoon. This updated version of the classic is just as tasty and more nutritious and you’ll be delighted to have this recipe in your box.

Tip: For the best results, make your own flaxseed meal from seeds that are either fresh or have been stored in the freezer in an airtight container. If you have a coffee grinder dedicated to spices, it will produce a nice, fine meal for your vegan “egg” substitute.


  • Wet:

    • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
    • 6 Tbsp. water
    • ⅓ cup sugar
    • ⅓ cup applesauce
    • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. canola oil
    • ⅓ cup skim milk
    • 1 Tbsp. vanilla


    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • ½ tsp. baking soda
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line a bread pan with parchment paper.
  2. Soak flaxseed meal in water to gel (5-10 minutes). When set, whisk in remaining wet ingredients.
  3. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until just blended. Fold in walnuts and pour into baking pan.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a fine crumb (45-55 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size 78 g

Amount per serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 78.3mg 6%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Vitamin A 5mcg 0%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 2%
Vitamin E 1.2mg 6%
Vitamin K 4.7mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.9mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 43.9mcg 11%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2.1mcg 6%
Chloride 26.6mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 150mg 10%
Iodine 3.6mcg 2%
Magnesium 31.6mg 8%
Zinc 0.5mg 10%
Selenium 9.2mcg 15%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.6mcg 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Banana, Enriched All Purpose Flour (unbleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Skim Milk, Unsweetened Applesauce, Canola Oil, Sugar, Walnuts, Flax Seed Meal, Vanilla Extract, Baking Powder (sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Salt, Baking Soda.

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