Healthified Banana Nut Bread

44% less fat • 50% more fiber • 26% fewer calories than the original recipe. Peel away less healthy ingredients and make smart subs like egg whites for whole egg.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup canola oil
2
egg whites
1
cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large)
1/4
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted*

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch or 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening, or spray with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar, oil, egg whites, bananas, milk and vanilla with spoon until well blended. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts. Spoon into pan.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch loaf 55 to 62 minutes, 9-inch loaf 45 to 52 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before slicing.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Bananas are at their sweetest when very ripe, flecked with brown and very soft. Extra unpeeled bananas can be bagged and frozen up to a month. Just thaw, cut off the end of the peel and squeeze the banana into your mixing bowl.

You can substitute about 1/2 cup dried currants or dried cranberries for the walnuts.

*To toast walnuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts in shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.