Wholesome Quick Bread Recipe

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I make all my breads healthy and low in fat. My family and friends are pleased with this good and good-for-you bread.—Rebecca Harris, Raytown, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 73 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg substitute, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bananas. Transfer to two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans that have been coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Wholesome Quick Bread in Country Woman March/April 1998, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 73 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.

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