I have always had a hidden indulgence for banana bread and my mom used to make it all the time. However, times have changed a little bit and I love the fact that this bread is made with whole wheat flour. It helps to cut down on the caloric intake and actually makes this bread taste better, but I’ll let you be the judge….please enjoy!
Makes: 1 loaf pan (16-18 slices)
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp banana extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 (medium-large bananas) cut into chunks
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan or 9″ x 5″ loaf pan…..
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar…..
Add the vanilla, baking soda, salt, and bananas, beating until well-combined…..
The mixture will not be completely smooth….there will be pieces of banana chunks in the batter…..
Beat in the honey and the eggs…..
Then the walnuts and stirring with a spoon until smooth…..
Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top. Let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes…..
Bake the bread for 50 minutes, then gently lay a piece of aluminum foil across the top, to prevent from furthur browning and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, then remove the bread from the oven (a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean). Allow the loaf to cool for 10 minutes then remove it from the pan and set it on a rack to cool completely…..
This recipe is lower in calories….it’s only 175 calories a slice! Please enjoy without the guilt!