Banana Bread

4
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
18
Difficulty
Easy
Moist and rich, this banana bread makes a great breakfast or snack. Enjoy it plain or toasted with reduced-fat cream cheese.

Ingredients

cooking spray

3 spray(s)

banana(s)

5 large, very ripe

whole wheat flour

1 cup(s)

white all-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

baking powder

2 tsp

baking soda

1 tsp

sea salt

½ tsp

unsalted butter

5 tsp, at room temperature

packed light brown sugar

½ cup(s)

egg(s)

1 large, at room temperature

fat free skim milk

¼ cup(s), at room temperature

chopped walnuts

½ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Peel and mash 3 bananas. Peel and cut 2 bananas into small chunks. Set both aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together both types of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat to incorporate.
  5. Alternating in batches, add mashed bananas, flour mixture and milk to bowl with butter mixture. Combine well but do not over beat; fold in walnuts and banana chunks.
  6. Turn batter into prepared pan; bake until a tester inserted in center of bread comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool more. Cut into 18 slices. Yields 1 slice per serving.

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