Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

Golden Turmeric Banana Bread


Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

Golden Turmeric Banana Bread


Tis the season for baking! When it comes to banana bread there isn’t a season, it’s always in season! Banana bread is a classic that goes way back. It’s something my grandmother always made and I had all the time growing up. I remember making banana bread with her when I was a child and it was a recipe she wrote and gave to me at my bridal shower. She didn’t need to give me the recipe as I knew it by heart but there was something about that handwritten recipe that I still cherish. Just like I cherish pages in the classic torn and broken Betty Crocker cookbook that my mom and grandma used growing up. The one that I can tell you which page the pancakes, waffles, and chocolate chip cookie recipes are on. The pages that are stained by butter, sugar, and spills. There is something so comforting about these recipes still to this day and I think we all have those classics and memories in our head. While they won’t be the same for all of us we all have some of the same feelings about those recipes.


Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

Golden Turmeric Banana Bread


As times change so do recipes. I remember back when I was diagnosed (incorrectly not knowing for years) with Celiac just before the holidays and I tried and failed countless times at making Christmas cookies and they were never the same as the ones I knew and loved. Now things have changed and improved and I can make those same cookies gluten free, dairy free, even vegan and they still taste good. Same goes for other classics like banana bread. It can be made gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and still hit the spot and put that smile on my face and give me that warm cozy comforting feeling.


Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

Golden Turmeric Banana Bread


Every time we have bananas that get spotty one of two things happen they either go in the freezer for smoothies/smoothie bowls or they get made into banana bread. The girls often will see them and request banana bread and so one day I went to whip it up and playing around made it with golden turmeric milk. Maybe it was my sore muscles, maybe just my creative mind, either way it was fate because it turned out to be one amazing loaf of banana bread. A sense of calm came over me as I “tested” that warm slice and I knew at that moment I needed to make it again, and again, and get it up on the blog. Again a simple tweak just turning a classic into something even more amazing that just really hits the spot.


Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

Golden Turmeric Banana Bread


I knew the health benefits I was adding with the inflammation reducing turmeric golden milk and made one of my banana breads that is made with nut butter for protein and in that used one of the healthiest nut butters in the cupboard. It can be made with any nut butter, I like a mild or superfood nut/seed packed one that won’t over power it like peanut butter. The golden turmeric milk doesn’t alter the flavor too much just adding a hint of warmth but I think that’s the ginger and I love it. I wouldn’t normally grab a slice of banana bread post workout but this just worked for me after a few workouts in the last couple months and if I could do it daily I would but you know everything in moderation and I could easily eat more banana bread than I should because it’s so good and it’s a classic comfort food that my body can’t get enough of.
Time to go get a workout in and recover with a warm slice of banana bread. Yep I put it in the oven before a workout and grab a warm slice after (obviously not an everyday thing) but it’s so good and gives my mind, body, and soul what it needs!


Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

Golden Turmeric Banana Bread


Golden Turmeric Banana Bread
Makes a standard 9×5 loaf
2 eggs, or chia eggs for vegan
3 large ripe bananas, finely mashed or puree (about 1  1/2c)
2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
1/2c nut butter of choice (used Nuttzo Power Fuel Smooth)
1c golden turmeric milk, homemade or bottled such as REBBL Golden Turmeric Milk
1/2 c coconut palm sugar (Navitas Naturals)
1 1/4 c all-purpose, gluten-free all-purpose, or brown rice flour*
1c oats, gluten free
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Optional add in chocolate chips and or cranberries.

* Optional reduce flour to 1 cup and use 3 tablespoons gelatinized maca powder.


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Ground oats in a mini food processor, chopped if you want more texture in your bread or into a flour for less texture. In a bowl mix together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  In another bowl mix together mashed bananas, nut butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, golden milk, vanilla, and eggs/chia egg. Mix wet ingredients into dry, just until combine don’t over mix. Fold in chocolate and optional add ins if adding. Grease loaf pan with coconut oil or non cook spray. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before placing on a cooling rack to cool completely, but not before testing a slice a warm slice. Enjoy!
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52 Responses to Golden Turmeric Banana Bread

  1. Would not have thought to add tumeric to banana bread ooh I bet that is good!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      You don’t really taste the turmeric but it’s got the added warmth of the ginger from the Golden Turmeric Milk.

  2. I am beyond in love with this idea!!! Tumeric has become a huge key for me in keeping my body happy during training and this is such a fun way to incorporate it…is 1 loaf a serving 🙂
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  3. Nothing better than a slice of homemade banana bread!
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  4. abbey sharp says:

    This looks absolutely wonderful!! Saved this recipe for later.
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  5. I’m always looking for new ways to create banana bread. I’m looking forward to trying this. Thanks for the recipe.
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      I’m the same way! Sometimes you just need the classic but other times you’re looking for another fun or healthy way to enjoy it! Would love to hear what you think when you do.

  6. Mary says:

    Turmeric has to be a super food; I love the flavor and it has amazing health benefits. I did a turmeric face mask last week, and my face is still glowing. All that said I’ve never had turmeric bread, I’m dying to know how this tastes 🙂

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Oh a turmeric face mask? I’ve never heard of that, I’ll have to check it out! You don’t taste the turmeric too much it’s more just the ginger from the Golden Turmeric Milk with clasic banana bread, still tastes like banana bread.

  7. I love how you put a positive spin on this! A celiac diagnosis is always shocking at first but with where we are in today’s foodie world I love how delicious and appealing options are for everyone now!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! Yes only to find out years later that I just have an intolerance. Now there are so many options though back then there weren’t many at all and most weren’t good.

  8. I love that you put turmeric in this! Such a great idea, and I would not have thought of it. Looks delish!
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  9. GiGi Eats says:

    Ohhhh how interesting is this! I am not sure how I feel about the turmeric and banana pairing but I trust you and your wise baking ways!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      You don’t really taste the turmeric. It’s mostly the ginger from Golden Turmeric Milk that you taste that’s different from a “classic” banana bread.

  10. jill conyers says:

    This looks so good. I’m intrigued by the tumeric.

  11. Julie says:

    Your story is similar to mine as I too remember making banana bread with my grandma! So sweet, and the bread sounds sweet too!
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  12. Kerri Olkjer says:

    This recipe is brilliant! I’ve been reading so much about turmeric lately.
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  13. Turmeric in banana bread?! What a clever idea. I LOVE turmeric but seriously don’t use it enough. I MUST try this!
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  14. Kalee says:

    I am definitely trying this! I love banana bread, and I’ve been hesitant to try tumeric. I’ve only had it as a juice, and it was so strong! I can’t wait to try this recipe!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! It isn’t like a straight shot. If you haven’t tried Golden Turmeric Milk I highly recommend it. It’s almond or coconut milk, tumeric, ginger, cinnamon, pinch of black pepper, and sweetener of choice (honey for non vegan or agave). This paired with the banana bread you really don’t taste it other than the ginger comes through a little.

  15. Cricket says:

    I love turmeric in anything, I can’t wait to try it in banana bread! I bet it’s delicious!
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  16. Chrissy says:

    I have a real passion for banana bread. I think I lived off of it in college. 🙂 But now it’s time for healthier versions of it. This one sounds great!
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  17. im obsessed with golden milk anything – ice cream, popsicles, chia or just the so looking forward to it.
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  18. Laura says:

    I still have yet to use tumeric in anything! I think banana bread is a great place to start though! 🙂
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  19. Love this!! Banana bread is one of my favourites and I love the golden milk addition. Such a unique and unexpected twist. Can’t wait to try this!!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      It’s such a great combination I hope you try it! That was my same thought process putting two things I love together.

  20. Ilka says:

    I love banana bread so much and adding Turmeric is something I surely would have never thought about! Turmeric is so good for you and this is such a great way to add some into your diet.
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  21. This is such a unique take on a very classic and comforting banana bread recipe! This is a win 🙂
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  22. I love this idea for turmeric! Plus I love banana bread 🙂
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  23. I don’t love bananas, so I don’t really make banana bread, but I love your memories of your grandmother’s recipes! The turmeric is an interesting twist!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Interesting I dont’ think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like banana bread. Althought makes sence that there are people out there who aren’t a fan as not everyone loves the same things. I know people who don’t like bananas but like banana bread. You could take the same concept and swap out milk in pumpkin bread for Golden Turmeric Milk. That was also on my list but I haven’t made it yet. Having golden milk in pumpkin smoothie bowls I know the combination is good though.

  24. This is such a brilliant idea! I’d never thought to turmeric infuse banana bread, but it makes sense!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Alisa! Just a little superfood healthy version making it more justifiable to have bannaa bread. 😉

  25. Emily Kyle says:

    I have been on such a turmeric kick lately! I love the idea of adding it to baked goods, never thought of that before!
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  26. Amanda says:

    Using turmeric milk is pure genius! What a great way to incorporate turmeric in baking. I have to try this.
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