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Banana Nut Bread
Bananas and low-fat buttermilk give this old favorite its moistness and help lower the fat.

Ingredients
  • 1 C mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/3 C low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 C margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 2 C sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly oil two 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Stir together mashed bananas and buttermilk; set aside.
  3. Cream brown sugar and margarine together until light. Beat in egg. Add banana mixture; beat well.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add all at once to liquid ingredients. Stir until well blended.
  5. Stir in nuts and turn into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan.
  7. Remove from pan and complete cooling on a wire rack before slicing.

Yield: One loaf--Serving Size: 1/2-inch slice Each serving provides:

  • Calories: 133
  • Total fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 12 mg
  • Sodium: 138 mg


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