Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
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)
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
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.
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.
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: 2½
Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ fruit