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whole wheat banana bread recipe

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe with Jaggery for Kids

Banana bread is a great way to reuse overripe bananas, but most recipes use white flour and sugar. Here is a healthier version that is whole wheat and sweetened with jaggery.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Hemapriya


  • 2 cups of whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup together almond slices and cashews
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-5 cardamoms
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1 cup yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cold butter


  • Sieve all the dry ingredients together and mix them well.
  • Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  • Add the powered jaggery to the mashed banana and mix well.
  • Crumble the butter with your fingers into the banana jaggery mix and add yoghurt. Combine well.
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and add the slivered almonds and cashew pieces (my son hates cashews so I try to disguise them in cakes and bread).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  • Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. The baking time depends upon your oven, so keep checking in between to prevent it from burning.
  • The loaf is ready when a tooth pick inserted into it comes out clean. Cool the loaf before cutting and serving.
  • Note - Baking powder and soda can be omitted if you like, although I haven't tried it.