Banana Bread Plus! (Dessert, Breakfast, Breads)

Banana Bread Plus! (Dessert, Breakfast, Breads)

Number of Servings10Ingredients

This is a wonderful recipe to take to a party or wrap with cellophane and ribbon and give to a neighbor or friend. 

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Plus! Add-ins (each adds less than 10 calories per slice)

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts sprinkled on top before baking

1/2 cup cranberries, chopped, folded into batter just before baking

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, folded into batter just before baking


Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  In another mixing bowl, combine eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla.  Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined.  Pour into a greased loaf pan.  Bake for approximately 1 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick.

Nutrition Information

210 Calories; 6g Fat (24.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 36mg Cholesterol; 259mg Sodium.

FIRST PLACE 4 HEALTH LIVE IT TRACKER:  1 oz.-eq. Grain, 1/2 cup Fruit

Recipe taken from Healthy Happy Cooking.

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