Walnut Blueberry Banana Bread

Here’s a recipe that uses the nutritious and tasty fruit and nut combo of bananas, blueberries, and walnuts. It calls for whole wheat flour for an even bigger nutritional punch. I found it in one of my favorite places to look for healthy recipes – Clean Eating magazine – and got the okay to share it with you. Happy baking!

Serves: 10
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

Olive oil cooking spray
1 ripe banana, mashed
3/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
2 egg whites
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 cup 1% buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup spelt flour
1 tsp orange rind, grated
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup unsalted walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a nonstick loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together banana, flaxseed, egg whites, agave and buttermilk.
In a separate bowl, mix baking soda, salt, flours and orange rind.
Combine dry ingredients into banana mixture.
Gently fold in blueberries and walonuts.
Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Nutrients per 4 x 1/2-inch slice:
Calories: 200, Total Fat: 6 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 33 g, Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 13 g, Protein: 8 g, Sodium: 260 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

[Reprinted with permission]


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