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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A healthier banana bread.....

Here you have it, my version of banana bread. It's just as yummy, and has a few healthful ingredients which are not called for in traditional banana bread recipes.

On stovetop:
Slowly melt 1/2 c (one stick) butter
You can use medium heat, just be careful to watch it closely. Do not let it reach a boil, just barely melted is perfect. You can microwave the butter to melt it, but it's detrimental nutritionally. Microwaving anything is detrimental nutritionally, but that's a blog post for another day......

Mash 3 well-ripened bananas in a bowl and add:
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c molasses
1 egg; beaten
the melted butter

Sift together in bowl:
1 1/4 c flour
1/4 c flax meal
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients, then add in 1 c chopped walnuts.

Bake @ 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes or until center is baked through.

Variation ideas:
1 banana & 5 oz. frozen peaches; thawed, mashed
1 banana & 2 overly-ripe pears; peeled, chopped, mashed

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