Amaranth Banana Bread

Amaranth Banana Bread

Serves 12

You'll appreciate the rich flavor in this banana bread thanks to nutty amaranth flour.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup amaranth flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons expeller-pressed canola oil, plus more for the pan
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat pastry flour, amaranth flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together bananas, eggs, yogurt, oil and sugar. Add banana mixture to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan and top with remaining walnuts.

Bake 1 hour or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool slightly then loosen sides from pan, remove loaf and serve warm or let cool completely before serving.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 slice, 200 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 5g protein
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