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September Recipe Makeover - Healthy Banana Bread

Whole wheat flour, less added sugar, lower in fat, but high in flavor due to lots of spices!


3 medium bananas, well mashed

3/4 cup sugar

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 Tbsps warm water

1/2 cup soy milk or other plant milk

2 Tbsps organic canola oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp cloves

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Spray 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan with no-stick spray.

Make flax egg by combining flaxseed and warm water and mixing well; set aside.

In large bowl, mix mashed banana with sugar, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add flax egg and mix well.

Combine (sift or whisk) dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Gradually add to wet ingredients and mix well.

Bake in prepared loaf pan for 45-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean and bread is deep golden brown.

Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes, turn loaf out onto rack, and cool on its side until completely cool so it slices more cleanly.

Makes 12 slices

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