Multigrain Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana nut bread recipe

This bread is more fruit cake consistency than bread :-). Moist, delicious, rich and healthy! 

It all started with two overripe bananas that made it past a long work week, looking all sad on Saturday. It was my day off from work in a long time and I was looking for reasons to bake. 

I repurposed my go-to banana bread recipe and added a ton of dried fruit, nut and chia to it. So here goes!

50 minutes - including bake time

Makes 2 bread loaves

Banana nut bread recipe


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar or dates syrup
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature (Egg replacer? Use 2 Tbsp flaxseed powder with 6 Tbsp water and use)
  • 2 very ripe large bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 cup oil, vegetable or coconut 
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, roasted (walnuts and cashew)
  • 1 cup mixed dry fruit (cranberries, dates, figs, raisins)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F.
  2. In a blender jar break the banana into pieces. Add eggs, brown sugar, honey, yogurt and oil. Blend for 30 seconds until it forms a smooth mixture. You may also whisk them all together by hand. Set aside. 
  3. Mix nuts, dried fruit, oats, chia seeds and chocolate chips. Reserve half a cup to sprinkle later.
  4. Add the nut mixture into a mixing bowl. To this add flour, baking soda and salt. Combine well. 
  5. Pour wet mixture to dry and fold with a spatula or wooden spoon.  
  6. Spray two loaves with nonstick cooking spray or go the traditional butter and flour dusting. 
  7. Pour batter into pans three-fourths full. Sprinkle reserved dried fruit and oats mixture. 
  8. Bake at 300 F for 40-45 minutes. Insert a skewer in the center. If it comes out clean. It is ready to be out of the oven. 
  9. Let cool completely. You can make this over the weekend, cut slices and store in the fridge to pack as weekday snacks for you, your spouse or kids. Enjoy!  

Banana nut bread recipe