Buckwheat Banana Bread

Buckwheat, a nutty flavored and highly nutritious flour, makes a great replacement for white flours. It works perfectly in this banana bread recipe!

Buckwheat Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes – Cook Time: 50 minutes – Total Time: 65 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups (210 g) buckwheat flour
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) sugar (pure cane, coconut sugar or maple syrup)
  • 2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 4 large, very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 3/4 (410 g))
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) light flavored olive oil, coconut oil (in liquid form) or hazelnut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium/large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, mix well.
  3. Add the mashed bananas, oil and vanilla, mix to combine.
  4. Place batter in a lightly greased 9×5 loaf pan and bake on the middle rack for 50 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, let cool about 10 minutes and enjoy.


Makes 8 – 10 slices
Add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts to the batter or sprinkle some on top for extra texture and nutrition.
Pairs wonderfully with a little homemade almond butter

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