Banana-nut Bread

Southern Living
Banana-nut BreadRecipe
This sweet bread has less oil than most traditional recipes, but you won't miss it. Extra bananas keep it moist.
Makes 10 servings


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1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 medium-size ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Vegetable cooking spray
Light whipped cream cheese spread (optional)


Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hours
Cool: 10 Minutes

1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

2. Stir together bananas and next 4 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in walnuts.

3. Pour batter into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

4. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Serve with light whipped cream cheese, if desired.

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include cream cheese.

Created date

May 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 217
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 7.2 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 3.4 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 35.9 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Calcium 42 mg