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Banana Nut Bread

A sensible choice for a snack or even dessert.

Yield: Two loaves
Serving Size: One 1/2" slice

ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
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NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING
133 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 12mg cholesterol, 20g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 138mg sodium, 114mg potassium, 1g fiber

directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil two 9x5" loaf pan.

2. Stir together mashed bananas and buttermilk; set aside. Cream brown sugar and margarine together until light. Beat in egg. Add banana mixture; beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add all at once to liquid ingredients. Stir until well blended.

3. Stir in nuts and turn into prepared pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and complete cooling on a wire rack before slicing. 

recipe notes

Use trans-fat free margarine

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