• 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.
  • LiveWell personal health survey

    How healthy are you really? Find out – free.Learn more

    It's time to stop guessing. If you want to make some changes but just aren't sure how, the free personal health survey from LiveWell is a great place to start.

  • HeartSHAPE Spotlight

    At risk for a heart attack? Learn more

    Fight heart disease and prevent heart attacks. HeartSHAPE® is a painless, non-invasive test that checks pictures of your heart for early-stage coronary disease.

  • Calories and Energy Needs

    Calorie NeedsLearn more

    How many calories do you need to eat each day to maintain your weight and fuel your physical activity? Enter a few of your stats into this calculator to find out.

  • Ideal Body Weight

    Ideal Body WeightLearn more

    Using body mass index as a reference, this calculator determines your ideal body weight range. All you need to do is enter your height.

  • Body Mass Index

    Body Mass IndexLearn more

    This tool considers your height and weight to assess your weight status.

  • Can we help answer your questions?

    Wellmont Nurse Connection is your resource for valuable health information any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Speak to a Nurse any time, day or night, at (423) 723-6877 or toll-free at 1-877-230-NURSE.