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BRANana Bread Recipe

BRANana Bread Recipe

Moist and delicious, this nutritious chocolate-chip banana bread is made with bran and flax.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, wheat bran, sugar, ground flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

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.