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.
NEW BANANA TEA BREAD
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
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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