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Banana Wheat Bread

 Banana Wheat Bread
A subtle banana flavor comes through in this moist whole wheat loaf sent in by Louise Myers of Pomeroy, Ohio. Flecked with poppy seeds, the sweet slices are wonderful warm or toasted and spread with butter.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium ripe banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by
  • manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and
  • loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions
  • (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of
  • water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 125 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.