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Molasses-Oat Banana Bread

Yield 1 loaf, 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Molasses gives this bread a rich, deep brown color and distinctly old-fashioned taste. Because of the whole wheat flour and oats, the chewy loaf won't rise very high.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup regular oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 177
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 31.9 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 224 mg
  • calcium 61 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Place sugar, butter, and molasses in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.