Healthy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 C Unbleached All purpose flour
or any combo or GF flour
3/4 C sugar or dates or sweetener of your choice
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
2 TBS flax meal (optional)
1/2 – 3/4 C chopped walnuts
4 mashed very ripe bananas
Raw apple sauce of 1 apple, or 1/2 C store bought apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla, powdered cardamom, or spices of your choice (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F, and dust* a bundt pan, or 2 loaf pans. If you plan on using a pressure cooker, see instructions below.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients and combine well.
  3. Make a well in the center and add mashed bananas and apple sauce little at a time until all dry flour is just incorporated.
  4. Fold in to combine, and do not over mix. Mixture should be more like a stiff dough. (Fold and cut, fold and cut…)
  5. Bake at 350F for 45-60 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.

We need flour to stick to the surface of the pan. Water works well in place of oil. Just spray or apply water with a silicone brush. Then sprinkle flour on the water surface.

Replace bananas with cranberry-orange zest, zucchini-choc chip or other fruity combos.

Pressure cooker baking:

This cake can be baked in a stove top Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker.

  1. Line the pressure cooker with 1 inch table salt.
  2. Let it warm up on medium heat until batter is prepared.
  3. Put a ring in the center, and arrange cake in another vessel to sit on the ring.
  4. Cook for 45 mins to 1 hr. Check to see if knife inserted comes out clean.


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