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Basic Banana Bread

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Look for whole ground flaxseed (sometimes labeled "flaxseed meal") on the baking aisle.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk

Nutrition Information

  • calories 167
  • fat 5.1 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 2.9 g
  • carbohydrate 28.3 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 32 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 173 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until combined.

  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through ground allspice). Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool completely. Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth; drizzle over bread.