SUPER MOIST WHOLE GRAIN BANANA NUT BREAD

super moist whole grain banana nut bread - a perfect component of breakfast or snack! // cait's plate

AKA – what to do with quickly deteriorating bananas.

Somehow, whenever I buy bananas for our household, I always end up with at least four that don’t get eaten and instead sit in the bowl just turning darker shades of brown with each passing day.  I don’t know why that is, maybe I buy too many?  Luckily, I love anything that gives me a good excuse to bake so I’m pretty okay with it 🙂

super moist whole grain banana nut bread - a perfect component of breakfast or snack! // cait's plate

I especially love baking when I know I’m preparing something that offers a little nutrition.  Let’s take a look at what this banana bread offers:

* I use whole grain flour (King Arthur white whole wheat is my favorite!) when I bake which provides vitamins, minerals and fiber.

* The bananas also provide vitamins and minerals including potassium and vitamin C.

* Finally, the walnuts are rich in vitamin E and are an excellent plant-based source of omega-3.  Plus, they add a little more protein to the bread!

super moist whole grain banana nut bread - a perfect component of breakfast or snack! // cait's plate

So go ahead and add this to breakfast or snack – I’d recommend serving with some greek yogurt and fruit to round it out for a meal.  But you should also do yourself a favor and eat a slice warm from the oven!

super moist whole grain banana nut bread - a perfect component of breakfast or snack! // cait's plate

Just be careful – it goes fast!  So hide it away if you want it all to yourself 🙂  It also freezes well so you can pull out a piece each time a craving hits if you prefer.

super moist whole grain banana nut bread - a perfect component of breakfast or snack! // cait's plate

SUPER MOIST WHOLE GRAIN BANANA NUT BREAD

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed with a fork (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9x5x3in bread pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time and then add vanilla. Add bananas (batter will appear curdled, but that's okay).
  4. Gently fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients mixing until just combined. Fold in walnuts.
  5. Add batter to greased bread pan. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
http://caitsplate.com/super-moist-whole-grain-banana-nut-bread/

 

 

 

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