I’m a chocolate chip banana bread girl through & through, but when I mentioned blueberries and walnuts my mom went crazy… hence the x 2 for this recipe. The base of the banana bread is delicious on its own or feel free to mix in your favorite extras.

Some mix-in ideas: chocolate chips, fresh blueberries + walnuts, frozen cherries + pistachios, almonds, nutella, peanut butter (I could go on forever, I mean was doesn’t go well with banana bread??).

Base Banana Bread Recipe (adapted from Giada De Laurentiis Banana Bread Recipe)

Yield: 1 loaf


1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup olive oil

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 ripe bananas, mashed

Add-ins : 1 cup each (for blueberry walnut- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and bananas.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
  5. Fold in extras until evenly incorporated into the batter.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 1 hour before slicing!

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