Cardamom Banana Bread with Pistachios

Cooking Light
This recipe uses fragrant cardamom as an exotic stand-in for vanilla. Flecks of pistachios add crunch.
1 loaf, 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Ingredients

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2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugars and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, sour cream, and cardamom; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in pistachios. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool bread completely on wire rack.

Created date

November 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 185
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 3.4 g
Carbohydrate 31.3 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 175 mg
Calcium 25 mg