Graham Flour Banana Bread

This graham flour banana bread is a delicious twist to a traditional bread. Full of nutty flavor and super moist. Say hello to your new favorite banana bread.

This graham flour banana bread is a delicious twist to a traditional bread. Full of nutty flavor and super moist. Say hello to your new favorite banana bread.

I have a few things I would like to list off that have been bugging me lately. Ready? Here you go:

1. My cat, who I love dearly, will not stop walking on my coffee table. He is driving me nuts. It’s brand new and he has already scratched it twice. Ugg.

2. I went to the grocery store yesterday and there were 7 self-service lanes open, 2 12 items and under lanes open and 1 regular lane open. I had a grocery cart full of groceries and had to stand in line for over 20 minutes waiting to check out because they could not figure out that perhaps it was time to take away one of the 12 items or less lines (which were empty)  and make it a full service line.

3. The whole “child directing air traffic at JFK airport” is really annoying me. I do not think it was that big of a deal. Obviously the child was repeating what his father said and was not actually directing traffic. I’m sure his father was not taking a nap on the floor while the child figured out what runways a plane should come in on and another should leave on. If you have no idea what I’m talking about follow this link and check out the video. The kid sounds so professional.

4. Why does the news feel the need to cut into “The People’s Court” when the news is immediately following? I could understand if it was something serious but most of the time it’s something along of the lines of “it’s really raining and it’s going to continue to rain for a few more hours.” Why do I care about this? I can see it’s raining. Thank you.

5. I have a cold and I’m cranky. Can you tell?

Ok ok. I’m sorry about my rant.  I just felt the need to get a few things off my chest. I think Mr. Nutmeg Nanny is tired of hearing me complain…haha.

Now onto food…yum! I have always had a problem with banana bread. For some reason it always turns out horribly. I think I’m just cursed. Well about a year ago I found a recipe for banana bread I really wanted to try. It was from the fantastic blog Culinary Concoctions By Peabody. Have you ever been there? If not you need to check it out. She is witty and makes awesome desserts. A perfect combination.

It took me awhile to find graham flour but I finally had success at one of the natural/gourmet stores in the area. The brand was Bob’s Red Mill. I really enjoyed the taste that the graham flour brought to the bread. It was almost a nutty deep rich flavor. I left out nuts in my bread because I do not like nuts, but I think for most of nut lovers walnuts would pair nicely. Enjoy!!!

This graham flour banana bread is a delicious twist to a traditional bread. Full of nutty flavor and super moist. Say hello to your new favorite banana bread.

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Graham Flour Banana Bread

This graham flour banana bread is a delicious twist to a traditional bread. Full of nutty flavor and super moist. Say hello to your new favorite banana bread.

Yield: 1 large loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup shortening(don't use butter it's not the same in this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup graham flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup or more of chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F
In a large bowl cream together the shortening and sugars. Add the eggs and beat well. Sift together the flours, baking soda, salt, baking powder and add to creamed mixture. Stir until mixed. Stir in bananas and walnuts.
Pour into well greased(and lightly floured) loaf pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until done.

If you use mini loaf pans cook for 35 - 40 minutes or until done.

33 Responses to “Banana Bread Granola”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 20, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I sort of want to marry you for this. The hubs just went gluten free, and he LOVES granola, and I have been wondering what kind of easy things I can whip him up before work.
    HOW DID YOU KNOW?!
    P.s Peanut Butter Captain Crunch?! MY LIFE.

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    Christie — March 20, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I am so with you. I hate cooking breakfast. My brain does not work in the morning. I’d be happy to grab a couple of spoonfuls of this delicious granola and plop it on some yogurt.

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    marye — March 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I really love granola. I used to cook a hot breakfast every morning when I was homeschooling and not working. Now it’s cereal. It feels like such momfail. BUT this granola is totally a win. And I know what you mean about PB Capn Crunch. It’s like it’s made of delicious little shards of glass.

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — March 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Oh man, I could go for this right now! For a girl who doesn’t cook breakfast, you sure rock it out like a champ. I think I’m going to call Mike to make him stop on his way home for banana chips. 😉

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    Katherine — March 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Yeah, I just ate a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie for breakfast, I guess I know how you feel. However, I think you just inspired me to whip up a batch of cashew yogurt so I can try this granola with it!

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    Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt — March 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I’m with you girl on cereal being expensive! I’m digging this granola. It sounds like a win to me.

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    Kelley — March 20, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I am totally the opposite.. I love me some breakfast! I mean I dont make it around the normal breakfast hours because I’m not a morning person.. but I love it! This granola looks delish! Pinned to my breakfast board 😉

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    Tonia from TheGunnySack — March 20, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Ohhh…I totally agree! I love breakfast but I never feel like cooking first thing in the morning! This granola is perfection!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 20, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Oh, yum!! This granola sounds perfect!!

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    heather @french press — March 20, 2015 at 10:47 am

    breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day, but only if I can wait until noon to make it, unfortunately the kids require food before school – this granola with some yogurt would be a HUGE hit with my daughter, she practically lives on granola and yogurt, and who doesn’t love banana bread

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    Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — March 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

    What a fantastic flavor combo for granola! I know we’d love it!

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    Julia — March 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

    LOL, I’m on the same.dang.page! I’m an obsessive breakfast eater, but the process of making it isn’t my jam. When I make granola, I tend to do it at night so that I have it first thing in the morning so I can get my lazy feasting on. This banana bread granola sounds ah-may-zing! I can taste the flavors through my computer screen. Next time I granola, I’m going naner bread!

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — March 20, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I feel this! I love breakfast and breakfast food, but cooking it when I’m starving is just like ughhhh I want to eat RIGHT NOW. Banana bread granola is the perfect compromise!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — March 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Seriously why does cereal cost so much? Oh well I’d rather eat a bowl of this amazing granola mixed in with my Greek yogurt anyways!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — March 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I would love starting my day off with this granola! I’m not a fan of cooking breakfast either, so this kind of breakfast is just what I need!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — March 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I’m with you, we cook so many things breakfast is the last thing i feel like making in the morning. Having granola with yogurt is a win!

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    Stephanie Stuart — March 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Banana bread granola! Are you accepting proposals for marriage?! Seriously, this is an amazing recipe! thank you <3

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    The Food Hunter — March 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I can’t wait to give this a try

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    Rachel @ My Urban Oven — March 20, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Love your photos…. made me fall right in love with your oatmeal and yogurt! Getting my butt in the kitchen and making this Stat! 😉

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — March 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I LOVE this granola! I can’t believe you added banana chips, GENIUS!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — March 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I love peanut butter crunch, but I bet this granola is way better. Beautiful photos!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — March 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    That sounds delightful. I love granola with my yogurt in the morning. Mmm!

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    Heather / girlichef — March 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    So, here’s the deal – my kids love snackin’ on granola bars, but insist that they don’t like loose granola (I know, weirdos). Now, since they all love banana bread, I’m thinking this may be the granola that changes their tune. Gonna give it a go! If my hunch is wrong, I still win because I get to eat it all by myself.

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    Ginny McMeans — March 21, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Sold! I am not cooking breakfast ever again. This looks and sounds wonderful!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — March 21, 2015 at 3:14 am

    I’m not a big fan of cooking in the morning either. I’d much rather pour some milk over this yummy granola or throw it on top of my yogurt and call it a day! And I am loving the little bit of chocolate chips-my favorite addition to banana bread! 🙂

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    Matea — March 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Banana bread in granola? That’s what I’m talkin’ about! 🙂

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    christine — March 21, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I don’t like cooking in the morning either! I love tossing granola in yogurt and calling it a day! The flavors in this granola sound pretty much on target to my tastes, so I will be trying it!

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    Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen — March 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Brandy, you are keeeeling me with this Banana Bread Granola! I’ve always wanted to make granola, and never done it. And, now you know what I want for breakfast every day next week!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — March 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Confession, on most mornings, I go to my container of home cooked granola, grab fistfuls of granola and just shove it into my mouth. I know it’s waaaay uncouth, but when hunger strikes, I guess there’s no time for the spoon! Anyway, can’t wait to make this and have it in my pantry!

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    ZazaCook — March 22, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!!

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    Cookin Canuck — March 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

    For someone who doesn’t like making breakfast, you made some fantastic looking granola! I could eat this every single day.

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    Joanne — March 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

    So…I actually do have a container of (very old) banana chips….it’s probably about time I used them up don’t you think? And yes I am SO with you on breakfast! It’s my favorite meal, but I pretty much only cook it for lunch and dinner. I’m too cranky/lazy in the morning!

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