You are here: Home » Recipes » Whole-Wheat Banana Bread with Macadamia Nuts Whole-Wheat Banana Bread with Macadamia Nuts Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 16 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 60 mins Macadamia nuts are a tasty departure from pecans in this classic banana bread. Toss in a handful of coconut, too, if you have it handy. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter1 cup sugar2 eggs, slightly beaten3 medium ripe bananas1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon baking soda1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup whole wheat flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 cup chopped salted macadamia nuts Instructions Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Cream butter with sugar. Add eggs, bananas and vanilla. Mix until blended. Dissolve baking soda in 2 tablespoons water and add to banana mixture. Process for a minute or so. Sift together the flours, salt and baking powder. Fold into banana mixture. Pour into loaf pan. Sprinkle macadamia nuts on top, gently pressing them in. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Reprinted with permission from Joan Nathan’s New American Cooking (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005).