Branana Bread

"This banana bread from Janet and Greta Podleski is not just delicious but healthy, too! I made it using 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour mixed with 1/2 cup wheat bran, but if you live in an area where Robin Hood Nutri-Blend Flour is available, use 2 cups of that instead. Also, the bananas have to be VERY ripe for maximum sweetness, as this recipe has very little sugar in it."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9" x 5" loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, bran, flaxseed, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  • Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips, being careful not to overmix the batter.
  • Spoon into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

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  1. Keee8698
    I just took this bread out of the oven and tried a slice and it is amazing!! I made a few minor changes: used 3/4 cup whole wheat flour + 3/4 cup white flour, half sugar and half splenda, smart balance margarine instead of butter, no walnuts, and only a few chocolate chips plus some cinnamon chips. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! It is the best (and healthiest) banana bread I've ever had!!
  2. Ladymedic
    I have made this one more times than I can count. It always gets such compliments that I usually do not bother to tell people its good for them! I have done it with the nutri-blend and with the wheat bran both are good, not much difference and with the bananas in it nobody usually notices the flax either! The only change I make is that I do not include the nuts, more out of personal preference than anything else. Thanks for a yummy lowfat banana bread.


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