Whole Wheat Bourbon Banana Bread

Thanks to a splash of bourbon, this whole wheat banana bread has all the warm flavors you expect from banana bread with the bonus of being more nutritious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Banana Bread, Healthy Banana Bread Recipe, Whole Wheat Banana Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Kelli


  • 3 medium ripe bananas about 1 1/2 cups mashed
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar (150 grams)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 generous tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (187 grams)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease loaf pan with olive oil or cover with a parchment paper sling (see post).
  • In mixer (or by hand) mash bananas. Next, add in brown sugar, Greek yogurt, and melted butter. Mix until smooth. Add in vanilla, bourbon, and egg until well-combined.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the rest of the dry ingredients. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the banana mixture until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Place pan in the center of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once bread is done, let it bread rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Store bread in an air-tight container for 2-3 days at room temperature or up to 1 week in the fridge.


Nutrition for 1/12 of recipe: 155 calories, 1 g saturated fat, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g sugar, 3 g protein