Banana Nut Bread
- Cooking spray
- 1-1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup walnut halves, shells removed
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 ripe bananas (about 8 ounces total),
- peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 2-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter,
- in 1-inch pieces
- 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 17mins
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Insert metal
blade. Pulse to combine flour, nuts, baking powder, baking soda and salt, about 5 times.
Process banana until puréed, about 30 seconds. Scrape work bowl and process an additional
10 seconds. Add egg, egg white, sugar, yogurt, butter and vanilla extract. Process until well
combined, about 10 to 15 seconds. Add dry ingredients. Pulse until flour is just mixed in,
about 5 to 6 times.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes
out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and
cool completely on wire rack.
Lightly spray 12 standard (1/2-cup) muffin cups with vegetable oil cooking spray. Divide the
batter evenly among the 12 cups. Bake at 350°F for 16 to 20 minutes. For variety, add 1/3 cup
chocolate chips when pulsing in the flour mixture.