Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Olive Oil

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 5x9 inch loaf 1x



  • 3 large ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 5×9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
  2. Add olive oil to mashed bananas and stir to combine in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla, then the spices.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the baking soda, salt, and flour. Add the dry ingredients to wet and mix. Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.


I used my homemade Vanilla Bourbon Extract – you can find the recipe in the archives!