Healthified Banana Nut Bread

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.

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1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cup sugar
cup canola oil
egg whites
cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large)
cup fat-free (skim) milk
teaspoon vanilla
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.
Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
What is "Healthified"?
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
Did You Know?
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:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.