Recipe By California Walnuts
Published Jan 4th
Prep 25m Cook 1h 10m Additional - Ready In 1h 35m
Servings 12 servings Calories 326.1

Enjoy classic walnut banana bread featuring Omega-3 rich ingredients like flax seed, canola oil, and walnuts!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 2 each medium-size ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups white flour
  • ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F degrees. Grease one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. 2 Soak raisins in 1 cup water for 10-15 minutes until raisins are plumped. Meanwhile, grind flax seed in a coffee or herb grinder until powdery. Drain raisins, reserving liquid. Mix this liquid into flax seed powder, stir until mixture thickens slightly.
  3. 3 In a medium mixing bowl, mix mashed bananas and flax seed mixture. Let sit.
  4. 4 In a separate bowl, beat egg with canola oil. Add sugars, beat until smooth. Add vanilla yogurt. Set aside.
  5. 5 In a third bowl, sift together flours, oat bran, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add alternately banana mixture and egg mixture, stirring until batter is just mixed. Gently fold in raisins and walnuts.
  6. 6 Spoon batter evenly into bread pan. Bake for 45 minutes then tent lightly with foil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes more or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 326.1
  • Carbohydrate 46.9 g
  • Cholesterol 13.8 mg
  • Fat 14.9 g
  • Fiber 4.2 g
  • Protein 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 331.7 mg
  • Sugar 21.7 g


  1. This bread is dense and slightly moist. I've made some changes to it though. I used chopped prunes for raisins, ground flax seed, no sugar at all (so my bread was mildly sweet), greek non-fat yougurt, quick oats for bran. It's very filling. My kids liked it. I might try adding some honey or molasses - Read more ...
  3. very dense and needs more bananas
  4. Lovely, dense and moist. Not too sweet. Doubled recipe and added dried cranberries and dried plums to the raisin mix for a fruitier taste. Made a total of seven mini-tins with the batch, enough for the holiday give-away. This is a good one for the health conscious.
  5. Wow, what a great recipe! I did health it up a little more. I used all whole wheat white flour, I used ground flax seed, organic raisins, bananas, eggs and Nancy's nonfat vanilla yogurt. I did cut the sugars by half because my bananas were REALLY ripe and I added 3/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. I - Read more ...

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