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BRANana Bread

 BRANana Bread
Moist and delicious, this nutritious chocolate-chip banana bread is made with bran and flax.
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp each baking soda and baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (2%)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, wheat bran, sugar, ground
  • flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until
  • moistened. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Spoon batter into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. pan. Bake for about 50
  • minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.

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Directions (continued)

  • Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Tip: The bananas must be very, very ripe (sweet!) for this banana bread as there’s very little added sugar. Freeze your bananas as they become over ripe and you will always be ready to throw together a banana loaf!
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 161 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.