Cinnamon Banana Bread

Cinnamon Banana Bread

Serves 14
This lightly spiced quick bread delivers a moist banana treat with the added bonus of extra fiber from whole wheat flour and flaxseed meal.
  • Canola spray oil
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon , divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup nonfat or lowfat plain yogurt
  • 3 very ripe bananas , smashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8x4-inch metal loaf pan with spray oil. (Alternatively, use 3 (5x3-inch) mini loaf pans.)

In a bowl, whisk together both flours, flaxseed meal, 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, baking soda and salt; set aside. 

Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and granulated sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt, bananas and vanilla. Sprinkle in flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. 

In a small bowl, stir together turbinado sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of batter. Bake until a knife inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. (If using a glass loaf pan, decrease the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes. If using mini loaf pans, bake for about 40 minutes.) Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 minutes. Remove bread from the pan and continue to cool on the wire rack. Serve immediately or wrap and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 slice, 170 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, .13g sugar), 4g protein.
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