Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Bread

I am always looking for things to do with my old bananas.  When I saw this recipe Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Bread recipe I knew I had to try it out.  I had both items going bad and this was perfect timing.  I ended up doing two loafs.  One with Chocolate Chips and one with dates and walnuts.  I do have to admit that the chocolate one was slightly better.   And don’t forget to wrap your bread in a towel.  It makes a huge difference.  This bread will not only be gummy but it will dry out quickly.



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Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Bread

Yield: 1 Loaf

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes


2 eggs
1/4 cup honey
1 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup brown sugar (or double the honey to omit brown sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (Optional Gluten Free Flour)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (Optional Gluten Free Flour)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 cup chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit, nuts, or a mixture of any of these


Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease a standard-sized loaf pan.

Beat together the eggs, honey, banana, brown sugar, and vanilla until well-combined.

In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Mix into the egg/banana mixture just until combined.

Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips, just until combined.

Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let rest for 20 minutes before removing from the loaf pan.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

For best results, store loosely draped with a kitchen towel. Wrapping your bread in plastic or foil will result in gummy texture.

Adapted from: Marcus Samuelsson

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39 Responses to “Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Bread”

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    Katrina — August 16, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Ooh, that looks really good. I just posted a zucchini recipe, too, and still have a couple more to use up–I just might have to try this!

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    Shelby — August 17, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    I’ll be bookmarking this one! The loaf is beautiful and I love the look of the inside of the loaf.

    • Cassandra replied: — August 18th, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

      Me too. I’ll keep a reference. It’s perfect for my upcoming tea party with my friends. Gonna try it first on small serving this weekend. 😀

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 17, 2011 @ 3:50 am

    haha i just made a zucchini bread last night, but i have never thought to add bananas before! methinks that needs to happen ASAP!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — August 17, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    That’s a gorgeous loaf, Ewa! I’m the same, too, I always seem to have bananas that are going bad before we use them. This is a perfect way to use them up.

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    Heidi / foodiecrush mag — August 17, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    This recipe is exactly what I was looking for. My daughter loves banana bread and I have a plethora of zucchini so it’s going to be a party in the oven. Thanks for the post.

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    Georgia Pellegrini — August 17, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    Yum! I had chocolate zucchini bread the other day but this is on my list next!

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    Faith — August 17, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    Love this bead. There is nothing more delicious or healtheir than this bread.

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    Peachie — August 17, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    I made zucchini banana bread once but the texture was a little odd. Will have to try this recipe as it look much better than mine! Thanks for sharing!

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    Deeba Rajpal (@vindee) — August 17, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    That looks delicious & healthy too. I really need to get more adventurous with zucchini Ewa, and there couldn’t be a better way. What a great looking loaf!

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    Sneh | Cook Republic — August 17, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    Love the color of the bread! It is gorgeous 🙂

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — August 18, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    i just made a batch of zucchini bread:) i just love how u added bananas in them… they sound amazing! thank you for sharing this.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 21, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    I love that you combined zucchini and banana bread! Especially since there are chocolate chips:-)

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 22, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    great looking healthy bread!

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    carolinaheartstrings — August 22, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    Love the recipe and the tip about wrapping it in a kitchen towel. Thanks. Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful tomato pie recipe today.

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    Katherine Martinelli — August 24, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Recipe bookmarked. I cannot wait to try this!!!

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    Javad Amini — August 26, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    Looks very good

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    tandteacake — August 26, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    How great is that! I’ve been a sucker for zucchini all summer long and just did a zucchini-almond loaf myself! Looking at those brownish looking bananas right in front of me, I know what to do next.


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    Fia Sandberg — September 8, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    Looks very nice!

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    Janet Austin — December 11, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    i just made a batch of zucchini bread:) i just love how u added bananas in them… they sound amazing! That looks delicious & healthy too.

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    Tamera Bray — March 4, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Looking at those brownish looking bananas right in front of me, I know what to do next. Will have to try this recipe as it look much better than mine! We have a wonderful tomato pie recipe today. great looking healthy bread!

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    Mary Ryan — June 15, 2012 @ 2:49 am

    Thank you so much on the “wrap it in a kitchen towel” tip. I always noticed that my loaves would end up gummy or dry and knew it was somehow the way I was storing it,but couldn’t figure it out. I’ll be spreading the word!! : )))

    • Delishhh replied: — June 15th, 2012 @ 3:43 am

      Mary – Oh so glad i could help!!!

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    Kate — May 2, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I noticed on your bio that you’re from Seattle – I’m currently a Seattle U student! It’s great to find a local blog, thank you for this recipe and an overall amazing site!

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