• Banana-nut Bread

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

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ in slice
    Calories 133
    Total Fat 5 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 12 mg
    Sodium 138 mg

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Mashed ripe bananas 1 cup  
    Low-fat buttermilk 1/3 cup  
    Packed brown sugar ½ cup 
    Margarine 1/4 cup  
    Egg 1  
    All-purpose flour, sifted 2 cups 
    Baking powder 1 teaspoon  
    Baking soda ½ teaspoon  
    Salt ½ teaspoon
    Chopped pecans ½ cup  
    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly oil two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
    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.

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