Whole Wheat Spinach-Banana Bread

5 02 2014

OMD….Oh My Delicious! And brilliant; a take on a green smoothie! This moist and nutritious bread has a minimal amount of sugar, which I love. It’s the perfect balance of savory and sweet…great for breakfast, mid-day snack or post-workout. Like any great bread, it’s so yummy right out of the oven, with a little butter alternative or spread with avocado.

Whole Wheat Spinach-Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Spinach-Banana Bread

The following makes 1 small loaf, about 10 slices (adapted from Fun & Food Cafe):

  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup white or brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

Mash the banana and set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl, whisk the sugar and egg until creamy and fluffy. Stir in oil, yogurt, lemon zest and mashed banana.

Next, mix the dry and wet ingredients together.

In a food processor, blend the spinach leaves until very finely chopped (will look sort of pesto-like). Fold the chopped spinach into the batter.

Back in the food processor, coarse grind the nuts. Fold half of the nuts into the batter.

Fill batter into prepared loaf pan. Garnish the top with the remaining nuts. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Store covered in the fridge.

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3 responses

15 03 2014
sophiejoannejackson

This looks great! I can’t wait to try your recipe. I made a banana bread last week and it was too soggy! Nice idea adding spinach to it x x

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15 03 2014
Victoria Orban

Stop back and let me know how it turns out! I’ve made this several times and just love it 🙂

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5 06 2016
sonjaslinger

This sounds amazing. My little 9 months old boy loves bread, bananas and spinach, so I’m pretty sure he’s going to love this too. Can’t wait to try it out. It’ll make a perfect lunch or snack for him.

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