Quick, Easy, Healthy, Yummy Banana Bread

"I like this recipe because, well, it's quick, easy, healthy, and, most of all, yummy. No special ingredients needed...just baking staples and a couple of ripe bananas. This recipe comes from "the best of Cooking Light" cookbook."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combinen first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  • Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with whisk. Add flour misture to banana mixture, stirring just until moist.
  • Spoon batter into an 8x4 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on rack.
  • To freeze, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and place in a heavy-duty plastic bag. Good for up to a month.

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  1. Very good and excellent use of on-hand ingredients! I added 1/2 t. of vanilla extract and sprinkled pecans on the top before baking. Turned out great and no butter!
  2. I just had a slice fresh from the oven and enjoyed it a lot. Next time I think I'll add some banana extract as I found it lacking a little in banana flavor other than that it was Quick, Easy, Healthy, Yummy Banana Bread..! BTW I made it exactly as written using splenda as the sweetener. Oh, I added nut to the top. Thanks
  3. This is AWESOME! I used whole wheat flour for the extra healthy kick to the bread. My family told me it was the best recipe I have tried yet! Thank you for posting!
  4. Love this recipe! This banana bread is delicious - moist and so easy to put together - I can't believe it's a Cooking Light recipe. I've made it twice in the past few weeks with leftover bananas I had lying around (3 med). It's a wonderful light breakfast or snack in the afternoon with my tea - and the kids absolutely love it too (especially since there are no nuts!) Definitely a new favorite - thanks for sharing :o)
  5. Yummy is right! Was looking for something to do with the few bananas I had lying around didn't want to go to waste...this was perfect as I didn't have too many exotic ingredients lying around and it was quick quick quick! Thanks!



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