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Lucie’s Honey-Sweetened Banana Bread

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Servings
16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup raw wheat germ
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup golden honey
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates or apricots

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

2. Combine flours, wheat germ, salt and baking soda in mixing bowl; set aside. Melt butter in saucepan, and add honey; remove from heat, and mix well. Add eggs, vanilla and bananas to honey mixture, stirring until well mixed. Stir in dry ingredients, nuts and fruit. Pour into loaf pan.

3. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack. Wrap well and store 1 day before slicing.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 220
  • Carbohydrate Content 33 g
  • Cholesterol Content 40 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 200 mg
  • Sugar Content 18 g