Who could resist a slice of homemade banana bread?  Not me!

This recipe originates from my grandma, and I would dare say that her banana bread is the BEST in the world! Moist, delicious, healthy, and quick… try it for breakfast in the morning!!

This amazing recipe is featured in my eBook,  Wholesome Mixes, a compilation of my favorite healthy make-ahead mixes.  The estimated cost per batch (not including wet ingredients) is just 78-cents.  Not bad!

Wholesome Mixes
Twenty-seven of our favorite tried-and-true make-ahead mixes to help you save time and money in the kitchen. Each recipe includes the cost of the mix to let you know just how much you’re saving (take our 34-cent chocolate cake mix, for instance!)

Since our family is now gluten-free, I tweaked this recipe to suite our health needs.  My gluten-free varieties of this bread are Coconut Banana BreadBanana Bread Muffins, and Blender Banana Bread.




Blender Banana Bread

Mix: (makes 4 batches)
Cost per batch of mix: $.78

6 C whole wheat pastry flour
4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
2 C sugar cane
2 C organic brown sugar, or sucanat

Thoroughly mix ingredients and store in an air tight container. Remaining ingredients and recipe, per batch, follow:

3 bananas
1 C sour cream (or plain yogurt)
½ C butter or oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 C chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

In a blender, mash the bananas. Add sour cream, butter and vanilla. Process until well blended. Sift in 2 ½ cups Blender Banana Bread mix, processing only until combined.

Fold in chopped nuts, if desired. Pour into greased loaf pan and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.  For muffins, pour into greased muffin pan and bake at 350-degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.


Now, pour yourself a cuppa tea and enjoy the day!

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5 thoughts on “Blender Banana Bread (make ahead mix!)

  1. If you use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar cane, can you still put it in with the dry ingredients and store it? Or would you wait until you were making the banana bread to add it?

    Posted on May 9, 2013 at 9:43 am
    1. Carol, definitely wait to add honey or maple syrup until you’re ready to make the banana bread!

      Posted on May 9, 2013 at 11:37 pm
  2. I’m very new at this mostly homemade baking stuff. What is the difference between wheat pastry flour and regular wheat flour and how can I go about making my own if I plan to grind my own wheat berries? This is all foreign territory for me but I’m desperate to make changes for the health and well being of my family. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes. 🙂

    Posted on March 5, 2013 at 9:05 am
    1. Whole wheat pastry flour is made from soft white wheat berries, which is ideal for baking muffins, pancakes, cookies, etc. If you want to grind your own in a grain mill, look for SOFT WHITE WHEAT BERRIES. Yeast breads are generally made from hard winter berriers, which is higher in gluten content and rises better.

      Posted on March 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm