Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 182.7
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.9 mg
  • Sodium: 168.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
    1/3 cup honey or coconut sugar
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    1 Tbsp applesauce
    grated peel of half of one orange or lemon zest (optional)
    1/3 cup orange juice
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 tbsp baking powder
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    Heaping 1/3 cup protein powder
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Use a whisk to mash the banana in a big bowl. A fork would work too, but a whisk is my favorite. Try to get out most of the banana lumps. Add the sugar and applesauce/oil. Mix every thing together until it is smooth and satiny.

Put the orange peel or lemon zest into the bowl with the banana mixture. Squeeze the orange into a measuring cup. Add additional juice or water or milk to make up 1/3-cup. Pour this in with the banana mixture. Beat the batter until it is good and smooth. Next add the salt and baking powder. Mix them in and then add the flour and protein powder. You may need to use a big spoon to mix the flour in, because the batter may be kind of stiff by now. Add a little more water or milk if you think you need it. Trust your own eye. Finally stir in the nuts if you are using them.

Turn the batter into a well oiled small loaf pan. Bake at 325 for about 30-35 minutes. The loaf should be brown, crusty and fragrant when it is done. Cool completely, wrap tightly and store in fridge. ( This is best cold the next day)