Whole Wheat Banana Nut Quick Bread

With a few simple substitutions, this high-fiber alternative offers all the flavor and moistness of the original.


  • 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 C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and 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.