Over the past few years, quick breads have morphed into sticky-sweet loaf cakes. Gobs of butter, tons of sugar, chocolate chips, icing — what happened to the homey, simple quick breads of old? Well, they’re back. This one, just sweet enough, is made with whole grains, fruit, and nuts that add up to a nutritious breakfast or snacking bread.
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups mashed banana (from 3 bananas, about 1 pound)
- 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 1/2 tablespoons walnut oil or extra-light olive oil
How to make it 1 hour, 10 minutes
Round Out the Meal
For breakfast or a snack serve with a smear of Neufchatel cream cheese, a topping of apple or prune butter, and a mug of tea.
Healthy Cooking Tip The modest amount of chopped walnuts in this bread is complemented with toasted rolled oats, which contribute their own nutlike flavor and coarse texture.
Healthy Cooking Tip
The modest amount of chopped walnuts in this bread is complemented with toasted rolled oats, which contribute their own nutlike flavor and coarse texture.
Nutritional Information(per serving)
- Calories: 194
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 288mg
- Carbs: 34g
- Protein: 4g
- Fiber: 2g
Bananas are an important source of potassium, which helps maintain blood pressure levels and heart function. Bananas average 467 mg of potassium–no wonder they help prevent high blood pressure and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. The fiber in this fruit also helps prevent heart disease.