preheat oven to 350oF. combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl. stir to blend. puree the bananas in a blender. add the bananas and remaining ingredients and mix well. pour into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. bake for 40 to 50 minutes. cool on a wire rack. makes 1 loaf.
I stirred even more ripe banana than usual into this traditional banana bread because, as Mae West might have said, "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!" See if you agree! Serves 8
(1 thick or 2 thin slices)
1/2 c. Land O'Lakes no-fat sour cream 1/2 c. pourable Sugar Twin 1 c. (3 ripe medium) mashed bananas 1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 t. baking powder 1/2 t. baking soda 1/4 c. (1 oz) chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375o. Spray a 9x5" loaf pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine sour cream and Sugar Twin. Stir in bananas and egg. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix gently to combine. Fold in walnuts. Evenly spread batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place loaf pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 min. Remove bread from pan and continue cooling on wire rack. Cut into 8 thick or 16 thin slices.
BETTER BANANA BREAD Makes 1 loaf (8-1/2x4") 14 slices or 3 loaves (5-5/8x3-1/4").
1 c mashed very ripe banana (about 3 small) 7-1/4 t. Equal« for Recipes or 24 pkg« sweetener or 1 c « Spoonful 1/2 c. plain fat-free yogurt 4 T margarine, melted 1 egg 1 egg white 1 t vanilla 2 c all-purpose flour 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 t salt 1/4-1/2 c walnut pieces (optional)
Beat banana, Equal«, yogurt, margarine, egg, egg white, and vanilla at medium speed in large bowl until blended; beat at high speed 1 min. Add combined flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, mixing just until ingredients are moistened. Stir in walnuts, if desired.Pour batter into one 8-1/2x4" greased and floured loaf pan, or three 5-5/8x3-1/4" loaf pans. Bake at 350 F until bread is golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-65 min for large loaf, 35-40 min for the small loaves. Cool 10 min in pans on a wire rack; remove from pan, and cool. Tip: Recipe can be doubled to make 2 large or 6 small loaves.
Nutr info per serv: 128 cal., 3 g pro., 20 g carb., 4 g fat, 15 mg chol., 172 mg sod Food Exch: 1 bread, 1 fat 43% cal reduction from traditional recipe
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