Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts
This version of banana bread has less oil for fewer calories and some whole-wheat flour for more nutrition—but you wouldn't know it from the taste.
It’s hard to imagine banana bread without nuts. This lower-fat version has a small amount of walnuts, toasted to enhance their flavor, and fiber-rich whole-wheat flour.
- ¼ oz Cooking Spray
- 1½ cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1½ tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 3 Bananas
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 Egg Whites
- ⅓ cup Buttermilk
- or ⅓ cup Plain Yogurt
- ¼ cup Canola Oil
- ¼ cup Chopped Walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350F. Coat an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
- Combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir well.
- Combine banana, sugar, egg, egg whites, buttermilk and oil; beat with a mixer a medium speed until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until evenly blended. Stir in walnuts. Pour into pan.
- Bake 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan and finish cooling on rack.