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Banana-nut Bread

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 1 hr
Cool time 10 mins
Yield Makes 10 servings
This sweet bread has less oil than most traditional recipes, but you won't miss it. Extra bananas keep it moist.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis does not include cream cheese.