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Wholesome Quick Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling


2 loaves (16 slices each)

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


  • 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
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  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 8x4-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 in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • sdipiazza
    Sep 13, 2015

    This is a dense bread with a delicious taste, however I think the recipe should make one big loaf or 12-15 muffins instead of two smaller loaves. My loaves were only about 1-1/2 high.

  • klprewitt2003
    Dec 13, 2008

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  • pkb1152
    Jul 12, 2006

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