I was lucky enough to have my Italian uncle Pat make this for me all through my teens. I like to think now that it sustained me more than physically. I could eat this every day and never get tired of it - it's the perfect bread.
Kind of like a chapati, a flat pita, or a whole wheat tortilla. It is thin, perfect for scooping up dips or rolling into wraps. You could probably make these on a grill, too, and they would be lovely. These turn out to be around 6- or 7-inch diameter breads, more or less. If you want larger breads (think burrito-sized) then cut these into 8-10 pieces instead of 12.
Made this up when I had a glut of both ingredients one summer. It's very moist and is best, I think, when served cold from the refrigerator. Makes 2 loaves so you can share with a friend. This is actually easier to mix by hand than with an electric mixer.
This bread is so moist and flavorful that my kids even eat the ends, which for most quick breads I usually have to throw away. At Christmas, I make the mini loaves and give as gifts to my neighbors. The oil can be replaced with 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce. Still flavorful but not quite as moist. If possible, don't skip the walnuts, they really add to it.
Lots of flavors come together to make a yummy and different quick bread or muffin.
Update--I obviously committed a big oops! So sorry, the temp I cook this at (and truly thought I had posted) is 350°F. I am so sorry to have omitted that important fact and hope it didn't ruin the outcome of anyone's bread.
NOT bragging, but everyone says this is simply the best banana bread they've ever had. Blueberries are one of my FAV fruits and I put them in everything!I LOVE to make it, especially since it makes 2 loaves. We keep one and always give the other one away. :)
I got this recipe from a friend, who got it at a Weight Watchers meeting. It's so delicious you won't believe you're eating low fat! It doubles perfectly (I never make just one loaf!) and if you don't have enough banana, just use applesauce for the balance. It works like a charm. Enjoy!!! 2 points per 1/16 of a loaf.