Whitesburg KY

New Banana Tea Bread

Enjoy a slice for dessert or to start your day off right — it also makes a great snack. For a wholegrain variation, substitute 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour.

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (about 3 small) bananas,
mashed, very ripe
1/3 cup fruit-based fat replacement or unsweetened applesauce
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Spray
9-by-5-inch metal loaf pan with
nonstick cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, combine flour,
sugar, baking powder, baking soda
and salt.
3. In medium bowl, with fork,
mix mashed bananas, fruit-based
fat replacement, egg whites and
4. Stir banana mixture into
flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into loaf pan,
sprinkle with chopped pecans.
5. Bake 40-45 minutes, until
toothpick inserted in center of loaf
comes out clean with just a few
moist crumbs attached. Cool loaf
in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
Remove loaf from pan, cool completely on wire rack.

* Each slice: About 110 calories, 2g total fat (0g saturated), 3g
protein, 22g carbohydrate, 13mg
cholesterol, 140mg sodium.

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