Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup honey-crunch wheat germ
1/2 cup oats, uncooked
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
10 tbsp light corn oil spread/1-1/2
1 1/2 cup mashed bananas, about 3 med
6 oz can frozen apple-juice
1 concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup egg substitute, thawed
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions: About 2 Hours before serving, or early in the day: 1.
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9"x5" loaf pan. In large bowl, mix first
7 ingredients. With pastry blender, cut in corn-oil spread until
mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in bananas, undiluted
apple-juice concentrate, egg substitute, walnuts, and vanilla just
until flour is moistened. Spoon batter into pan. 2. Bake 60 minutes
or until toothpick inserted into center of bread comes out clean.
Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool
slightely. Serve warm, or cool completely to serve later. Makes 18
Each serving: About 180 calories, 5 g. fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 135 mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1 Fat From Files of Alice
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