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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Banana Bread

I know some people do not think of Banana Bread as being a dessert but I for one like it warm with a pat of butter or with some sweet sauce over the top. It can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack and as a dessert.
No matter when or which way you serve this bread it's always a treat. So try it tonight and watch your family smile with delight.


* 2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour*
* 2/3 cup honey-crunch wheat germ
* 1/4 teaspoon baking Soda
* 1/2 cup rolled oats, uncooked
* 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed**
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup egg substitute, thawed***
* 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped****
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1-1/2 sticks margarine
* 1-1/2 cup mashed bananas
* 6 ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease 9"x5" loaf pan.
3. In large bowl, mix first 7 ingredients.
4. With pastry blender, cut in magarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
5. Stir in bananas, undiluted apple-juice concentrate, egg substitute, walnuts, and vanilla just until flour is moistened.
6. Spoon batter into pan.
7. Bake 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of bread comes out clean.
8. Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool slightly.
9. Serve warm, or cool completely to serve later.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 180
Sodium: 135 mg
Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 15 g

*You can reduce the carbohydrates by using 1/2 whole wheat flour & 1/2 white flour.
**Use Splenda brown sugar to help reduce carbohydrate count.
*** Use enough fresh eggs to make 1 cup. (About 2 large or 3 medium)
**** You can use Pecans instead of walnuts.

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