Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Healthy Banana Bread

We love banana bread! Baking this bread is a great way to get rid of over-ripe bananas. This bread is healthy and packs with potassium. It is dense, moist with sweet bananas flavor and most of all I don’t feel too guilty indulging it with a cup of hot Milo (hot chocolate)

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup low fat yogurt
1 tsp of vanilla
4 tbsp vegetable oil/melted butter
1 ½ cups mashed banana (about 4 bananas)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup walnut – chopped

1. Prepare a loft pan, greased and line it with parchment paper. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together and set it a side.
2. In another bowl, combined sugar, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, oil and mashed bananas. Mix well. Add in the dry ingredients into the eggs mixture. Mix until combined
3. Lastly add in dried cranberries and walnuts. Mix well and pour it into the baking pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: This bread taste even better the next day.

22 comments:

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Your banana bread looks packed of good stuff! I think the next day you can toast it up and sledder some cold butter would be a super breakfast to wake up to!

Shereen said...

That looks good! I'll be baking this as soon as I got some bananas and..some time.

Shereen said...

Opps...walnut tu need to toast first or not?...sorry!

tracieMoo said...

healthy banana bread, with walnuts and cranberries. Sounds so good :)
It looks really soft too!

Quinn said...

I could tell from the list of ingredients, you try to make it as healthy as possible. Have you tried using Muscovado sugar? I got mine from an organic shop, apparently it's typical of England but very hard to find in Aussie. I never use brown sugar ever since then!

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Ohhh.... I love those cranberries in there... Adding a pretty red dimension to this healthy brown cake.

I'll love to eat these for breakfast.. Err.. I don't think I've had breakfast for a long long time.

Elin said...

All my favourite ingredients in one banana cake :) Cranberries and walnuts and banana...mmm yum yumm

Little Inbox said...

I like banana bread too, love the fragrant smell.

Anncoo said...

Is wheat flour same as bread flour?

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

I love banana bread too ! Your bread looks so moist and fragrant... I can finish the whole loaf myself

Cheah said...

Have bookmarked this. Looks great!

Jeannie said...

Looks delicious and the nuts and cransberries are so evenly distributed!

mc said...

love it! am bookmarking it too:)

reanaclaire said...

wow... u made this sound so simple.. and wonderfully delicious! wonder elin will try this out or not. :p

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

for me, I like to toast it and eat with a cup of local black coffee, simple yummy!

My Little Space said...

The bread looks so moist and scrumptious! Butter please! hehe.... Have a great day!
Cheers, Kristy

Gertrude said...

Bee bee, yea I like to toast it the next day and slatter it with butter. Now how healthy is that ha ha!!

Shereen, are you sure the boys will eat this? There are banana and cranberry in it ha ha I didn't toast the walnuts.

Tracie, yes it is.

Quinn, I sometime add raw sugar to it. I have to get a packet of Muscovado sugar. Thanks for the tip.

Wendy, yes I love adding nuts and dried fruits to bread :)

Elin, mine too.

Little Inbox, yes and a great way to get rid of over-ripe bananas :)

Gertrude said...

Anncoo, no whole wheat is not bread flour. Whole wheat flour is healthier and have more nutritious than refined white flour but you can use the regular flour for this bread.

Full-timed housefly, can eat the whole loaf without feeling guilty ha ha..

Cheah, let me know if you like this :)

Jeannie, thanks you.

MC, hope you like this.

Reanaclaire, you can always make this yourself. Don't have to wait for Elin :)

Kitchen Exhaust, thanks for stopping by.

Sonia, I like black coffee too but I will have problem sleeping if I drink that :)

My Little Space, yes it is moist with loads of bananas.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum! But I prefer banana cake. :P

Anonymous said...

healthy recipe indeed. The low fat youghurt mentioned in recipe i guess is 1/3 cup? run out of wheat flour, substituting with plain flour; guess cld end up like cake texture..... will see

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, this is a nice change from the regular banana cake.

Anon, thanks for pointing that out. I already add the 'cup' in the recipe.

Akiko said...

I made this yummy banana bread yesterday. It's a hit!! Everyone loved it!! Thanks for the good recipe! :)