This is a delicious bread! I didn't have cardamom, so substituted with 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Thank you so much.
I also have this recipe from Cooking LIght and love it. I love bananas and pistachios--what a nice mix! I highly recomend this bread.
I had no idea this was a cooking light recipe until now. It doesn't taste low in fat at all and it's really good. I love banana bread and I really love pistachios, so I had to try this. It's a pretty bread to have around for company and the hint of cardamom is nice. I doubled the pistachios and didn't chop them finely because we love crunch, but I'll try it your way next time to see what way we prefer.
I love cardamom and bananas, and I am convinced Cooking Light never has a bad recipe, so I knew I'd love this - and I did! I did not have any pistachios and I cut the white sugar to 1/4 cup - otherwise I left the recipe as-is. This makes a gorgeous loaf with a crunchy top - nice and firm and not sticky. The cardamom flavor is subtle - I might even add a bit more next time. The baking time was perfect. Thank you so much for posting this yummy recipe!