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Wholesome Banana Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


2 mini loaves (6 slices each)

“In an effort to make more healthy homemade breakfasts, I cut a lot of fat out of my regular banana bread recipe,” writes Sarah Bialock, Yuma, Arizona. “This bread turns out so moist and delicious, you won't believe it's light!”


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Beat in the banana, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; add to creamed mixture.
  2. Transfer to two 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 91 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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