This sweet bread has less oil than most traditional recipes, but you won't miss it. Extra bananas keep it moist.
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)
How to Make It
Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
Stir together bananas and next 4 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in walnuts.
Pour batter into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
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.