READER RECIPE: Whole Wheat Banana Applesauce Bread

READER RECIPE: Whole Wheat Banana Applesauce Bread

Since we’re on the topic of bananas today, I want to post this recipe that a POP Pilates fan sent to me. It is totally Blogilates-approved by the looks of it! If any of you guys have recipes you’d like to share with our community here, just post them to the POP Pilates fb fan page with nutritional information if possible. You can also email them to me at I’ll also link to you blog/twitter/website if you’ve got one. Thanks Tara for the recipe!!!


(Makes 1 loaf or about 16 muffins)

-3 med bananas smashed
-2 eggs
-1/3 cup no sugar added applesauce
-1/2 cup honey
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
-2 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp nutmeg (sometimes I use pumpkin pie spice)
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 cup hot water
-1/2 to 1 cup walnuts (desired size, crushed, chopped, or whole)


Preheat oven to 350F
In a large bowl…
1-whisk honey and applesauce together
2-add eggs one at a time, mixing well
3-stir in bananas and vanilla

In a separate bowl…
4-mix/sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg
5-add to large bowl of wet ingredients
6-stir in baking soda and hot water
7-fold in desired amount of walnuts
8-spread batter in greased 9×5 pan, muffin tin (or other choosen pans)
9-bake 60 minutes for loaf, 18 for muffins…or remove when top is brown and toothpick comes out clean

NUTRITIONAL INFO: (used Spark People Recipe Calculator)

Amount Per Serving

Calories    168.1

Total Fat    6.0 g

Saturated Fat    1.3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat    2.4 g

Monounsaturated Fat    1.6 g

Cholesterol    112.4 mg

Sodium    116.1 mg

Potassium    157.9 mg

Total Carbohydrate    24.9 g

Dietary Fiber    2.6 g

Sugars    12.1 g

Protein    6.4 g

Vitamin A    4.1 %

Vitamin B-12    4.9 %

Vitamin B-6    10.1 %

Vitamin C    3.8 %

Vitamin D    6.1 %

Vitamin E    0.9 %

Calcium    2.2 %

Copper    4.5 %

Folate    5.7 %

Iron    4.3 %

Magnesium    3.3 %

Manganese    11.3 %

Niacin    1.1 %

Pantothenic Acid        0.9 %

Phosphorus        7.9 %

Riboflavin    8.1 %

Selenium    0.7 %

Thiamin    1.6 %

Zinc    3.7 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. Charmaine Padolina says:

    Hi Cassey, I’ve tried this before and its really good and very healthy taste. I want to make this again for my niece but she’s allergic to eggs. what’s the substitute for the eggs for this? Does milk work? Help me please and Thank you!

  2. Rebekah says:

    This is so good, especially with the walnuts!

  3. Desi says:

    This is exactly what I was looking for! A delicious was to add fibre and use up over ripened bananas. Please keep up the good work sharing these healthier versions of well loved favorites.

  4. Elsa says:

    I just made these and OMG they’re AMAZING! Sweet, slightly sticky and just the right amount of spice. I could never have guessed they’re actually quite healthy!
    Thank you Tara and Cassey!

  5. Shell says:

    This looks delicious & exactly what I was looking online for today! I also love the fact that you added in the nutritional facts. Thank you!

    Quick question – how much is serving (one loaf, one muffin/slice, etc.)? Thanks again!

  6. Margarita says:

    I’m going to try this one today!

  7. Olivia says:

    Does this work with regular flour?

  8. Kristen says:

    Skip the wheat flour and this would be so much healthier! I wonder how it would be with almond, rice, or coconut flour? I made a carrot bread with almond flour and it was AMAZING.
    Go primal

    1. LaDonna says:

      I made this and it was great! Do you mind giving the recipe to your carrot bread?

  9. Janice says:

    weird why am i the only comment here?? this looks so good!

  10. Janice says:

    im gonna try this ! soon!