Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, January 2017

Got leftover bananas? Give everyone's favorite baked good recipe a healthy whole-wheat spin with this easy banana bread recipe.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1¾ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat sugar and butter (or coconut oil) in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each adding. Add banana, buttermilk and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until just combined. Fold in walnuts (or chocolate chips), if using. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 221 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 39 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 50 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 15 g added sugars; 229 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 58 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 243 mg sodium; 179 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ fruit

Reviews 2

April 29, 2017
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By: yinyangdi
@RickMichigan The recipe clearly says it serves 10.
April 11, 2017
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By: RickMichigan
221 calories based on 1 serving (1 slice) doesn't do much good if the recipe doesn't give the number of servings (in the loaf).
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