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Banana Breakfast Bread

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 1 hr, 10 mins
Cool time 2 hrs, 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 loaf
This can be doubled easily, so make two loaves to last all week. Try toasting slices and serving with cream cheese or peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 medium-size ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 (7-oz.) package dried fruit bits
  • Vegetable cooking spray

How to Make It

  1. Place pecans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan.

  2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  3. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in pecans and fruit bits. Pour mixture into an 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

  4. Bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack 2 hours or until completely cool.