Whole Wheat Banana Bread

This is an easy Banana quick bread that my kids love to eat when they get home from school!

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir well

Pour into a greased 9×5 inch loaf dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and nuts.

Bake at 325 for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the dough. If the top is getting too brown cover loosely with foil for the last 5-10 minutes.

Serve with plenty of butter! Enjoy! 

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

  • 1/3 c applesauce or oil
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c chopped ripe bananas
  • 1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c hot water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • Optional add ins: mini cinnamon or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put all ingredients in a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon till mixed throughout. Pour into a greased 9×5 inch loaf dish. You can sprinkle additional nuts and cinnamon and sugar on top. Bake for 55-60 min. Or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the loaf. Yields 1 loaf.

Basic Buttermilk Syrup and Cinnamon French Toast

This post is mostly for my teenagers who love French toast but always forget how to make it! 😄 This morning we used a loaf of the Kneaders Cinnamon bread, which we cut into 14 slices. I will post my own homemade Cinnamon bread later 😋 Then we made delicious Buttermilk Syrup to go on top. For the Syrup you need sugar, butter, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla. In a large saucepan on medium high heat add the butter, buttermilk, baking soda and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minuteRemove from heat and add the vanillaFor the French toast, we used 8 eggs, 2/3 cup milk, and 1 T cinnamon. You can also add vanilla if you’d like. We sliced the loaf into 14 slices.Whisk the mixture in a medium size bowl Then dip each slice into the mixture and cook on a griddle. Till golden brown on both sides. Then serve and enjoy! 

Buttermilk Syrup

  • 1 c butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Bring the butter, sugar, buttermilk and baking soda to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. 

Cinnamon French Toast

  • 14 slices of bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 2/3 c milk
  • 1 T cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Whisk in a medium bowl the milk, eggs and cinnamon. Dip each slice of bread one at a time in the mixture, cook on a griddle till golden brown on both sides. Serve with homemade Buttermilk Syrup.