Whole-Grain Banana Bread

Whole-grain cereal, eggs whites instead of whole eggs and fat-free yogurt set this banana bread apart.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24

1 1/4
cups sugar
2
tablespoons margarine, softened
3
egg whites
1 1/2
cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
2/3
cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
cups Whole Grain Total® cereal, slightly crushed

  • 1 Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of two 8x4-inch loaf pans or one 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix sugar and margarine. Stir in eggs whites until well blended. Add bananas, yogurt and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients except cereal just until moistened. Stir in cereal. Pour into pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch loaves about 1 hour, 9-inch loaf about 1 hour 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Expert Tips

Stir in 1/2 cup chopped nuts or dates with the flour.

Substitute 2 egg whites for a whole egg to significantly lower the fat and cholesterol content of a recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.