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Apricot-Banana Quick Bread

Banana and apricots lend sugary flavor to this tasty quick bread, and the addition of wheat germ gives it a nutritional pop. "I like to serve it as an after school snack or as an afternoon tea bread." Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas. Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into the banana mixture. Stir in apricots and lemon zest.
  • Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 168 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • KALS
    Jan 12, 2014

    Good recipe to use up my big bag of dried apricots from Costco. It made 3 small loaves.

  • mjlouk
    Jun 22, 2009

    I substituted dried blueberries for the apricots and made muffins. They were delicious! My three year old devoured them!