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Whole-grain banana bread

Serves 14

Medically reviewed on Sep 15, 2018

Dietitian Tip

This whole-grain bread is also gluten-free. Wheat flour is replaced with rice, amaranth, millet, quinoa and tapioca flours.


  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute (or use egg whites)
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 2 cups mashed banana


Heat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan by spraying it lightly with cooking spray. Dust with a little of any of the flours. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients except sugar together. In a separate bowl, combine egg, oil, sugar and mashed banana. Mix well. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and combine thoroughly. Spoon into loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Check for doneness with toothpick — when the toothpick is removed it shouldn't have any batter sticking to it. Remove bread from oven, cool, slice and serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving Size1 slice
Carbohydrate30 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein4 g
Sodium146 mg
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Fat3 g

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