“Healthy” Banana Bread

Banana Bread is one of my favorite things.  When I was a growing up every now and then my Mom would make Banana Bread for us as a after school snack.  I will never forget how wonderful it smelled when we walked in the door.  Mom would cut us thick slices and we would sit around the kitchen table eating banana bread and drinking cool aid (do they even make cool aid anymore?  It’s SO bad for you but SO good).

 

Now when I make banana bread I make it a little “healthier”.  It still has that  wonderful banana bread flavor but is whole wheat and the unhealthy fat is replaced by healthy fat.

Ingredients

Dry

2 cup white whole wheat

2 rounded tsp cinnamon

¾ cup sugar

¾ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

 

Wet

3 to 4 very black bananas

¾ cup nonfat Greek Yogurt

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

¼ cup canola oil

 

Walnuts as desired

 

Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.  Using a fork sift through the flour to break up any clumps.

Mash bananas until they are smooth in a larger bowl.  Add the other wet ingredients to the bananas.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Keep mixing down to a minimum to prevent the banana bread from tunneling.

Add walnuts as desired.

Bake at 375 for an four or until a tooth pick comes clean

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