Whole Wheat Banana Nut Quick Bread

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Dietary Interest:: vegetarian, high fiber, low cholesterol

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Quick Bread


1 loaf

Total Time:

1 Hour 15 Minutes





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  • 1 2/3 cups (200 g) whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup (130 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) egg substitute or 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) heart-healthy butter spread
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) applesauce
  • 2/3 cup (80 g) walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Spray an 8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch (21.25 cm x 11.25 cm) loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place egg, sugar, butter spread, milk, lemon peel, bananas, and applesauce into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5.
  6. Blend for 10-15 seconds or until mixed.
  7. Pour batter into dry ingredients and mix gently by hand to combine.
  8. Stir nuts into batter, reserving some to sprinkle on top.
  9. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1 slice

Amount Per Serving

Calories 139
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 240 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 4 g