Banana-Nut Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 145.2
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.4 mg
  • Sodium: 197.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g

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


    • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
    • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup margarine
    • 1 egg
    • 2 cups sifted whole grain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a 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

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Was easy to make and tasted really good. I did use half whole wheat flour and half white flour after reading a few of the comments though. I also added a half cup of applesauce to make it more moist. it turned out great! - 12/30/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really easy to make and my picky husband loved it. Used 1/4 c Splenda brown sugar blend instead of 1/2 c brown sugar without any ill effect. - 11/23/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used soy milk instead of buttermilk and it tastes great - 12/2/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This turned out so go that even my picky toddler ate it and my husband asked if I changed my original (full fat) recipe because he liked this one better!!! I used light margarine (because that's all I had) and 3 ripe mashed bananas and it was so moist and wonderful! I can't wait to make it again! - 1/25/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this one yesterday. Very dry, so I adding 1/2 cup applesauce which helped with the dryness. Also changed the flour to 1 cup wheat and 1 cup regular flour. This made a big difference - 7/15/08

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