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Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Peanut Maple Frosting
Author: Melissa Howell
For the Bread
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
For the Frosting
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. water
  1. Add baking soda and baking powder to mashed bananas and stir. The bananas will become frothy.
  2. Mix sugar and oil in a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
  4. Add all of the whole wheat flour plus 1/2 tsp. salt to the batter and mix well.
  5. Alternate adding the other 1 1/4 cups of flour with the 1/2 cup of water to the batter. Stir well after each addition.
  6. Add the bananas and mix well.
  7. Grease and flour a large (9×5) bread pan, or 4-5 small bread pans.
  8. Pour the batter into pan(s) and bake at 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes for a large loaf, or about 30 minutes for the small loaves. After the minimum amount of time, insert a knife to see if it comes out clean. If not, bake the bread longer. The top crust should be nice and golden brown.
  9. Let cool completely. Then turn out of pan(s).
  10. Mix all ingredients for the frosting together, saving the water for last to adjust for consistency.
  11. Spread over the top of cooled bread.