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Healthified Banana Nut Bread

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44% less fat • 50% more fiber • 26% fewer calories than the original recipe. By peeling away the less healthy ingredients and making smart substitutions (such as egg whites for a whole egg), we know you’ll go bananas for this healthified bread!

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

Ingredients

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*

Directions

  • 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 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.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 50
  • Fat Reduced By 4g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 1g
See What Makes It Healthified »

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
1g
1%
  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.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg 2 egg whites
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted*
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
190 (before)
140 (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
1 g (before)
2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
9 g (before)
5 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

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

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, if you like.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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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
1g
1%
  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.

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