Cardamom Banana Bread With Pistachios

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Cooking Light. September 2003.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
  3. Place sugars and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute).
  4. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, sour cream, and cardamom; beat until blended.
  5. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in pistachios.
  6. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool bread completely on wire rack.
Most Helpful

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.

tednjoc September 05, 2011

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.

MrsK April 21, 2009

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.

ihvhope August 22, 2008