Healthy Banana Bread

Perusing the internet for a healthier version of banana bread lead me to one of the best banana breads ever. I’ve made it three times now and it’s excellent. It has a little fax seed and walnuts for some omega 3s, add some dark chocolate chips (not in the recipe) and you kind of feel like you’re taking care of your heart.

banana breadEileen’s Best Banana Bread

Originally posted November 17, 2013

Ingredients:
3.4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
3.6 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup canola oil
Cooking spray

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (through baking soda) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine banana and next 4 ingredients (through oil) in a small bowl. Add banana mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  3. Spoon the batter into a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.

Nutritional Information
Calories 212
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 4.2 g
Protein 4.3 g
Carbohydrate 30.4 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 189 mg
Calcium 60 mg

Eileen Solberg, Billings, Montana, Cooking Light
OCTOBER 2009

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