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Ancient Grains Banana Bread

Yield: Yield: One 9” x 5” loaf / 12 standard muffins

Degree of difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes


2 cups (280 g) Cup4Cup Ancient Grains Flour

¾ teaspoon (3 g) baking soda

½ teaspoon (2 g) kosher salt

¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) ground cinnamon

1 cup (200g) granulated sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1/3 cup (75 g) unsalted butter, melted

1 ½ cups (340 g) mashed banana (about 4 bananas)

1/3 cup (80 g) buttermilk, plain yogurt or sour cream

1 teaspoon (5 g) vanilla extract

Optional: ½ cup chopped walnuts and/or chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spay a 9” x 5” loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, kosher salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale, approximately one minute. Add in melted butter, mashed banana, buttermilk and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add the flour to the egg/banana mixture and stir until all of the flour is just moistened. The batter will be lumpy and thick. Fold in walnuts and/or chocolate chips, if desired. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.