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Please help me make my banana bread healthy.


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Please help me make my banana bread healthy.

farmersdaughter | Mar 18, 2006 03:12 PM

I use the Cook's Illustrated banana bread recipe but want to make it healthier. Here are the ingredients; please let me know your ideas. For example, I thought of replacing the regular all purpose flour with whole wheat pastry flour, but don't know if it will work. I'd love to add in some oat or wheat bran as well, maybe subbing it for some of the flour?

I'm listing all the ingredients, but don't need subs for the baking soda, salt, bananas, etc. Thanks in advance!

10 oz unbleached AP flour
1 1/4 cups walnuts
3/4 cup white sugar (can I use brown sugar, molasses, or some combination?)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup plain yogurt (can I use nonfat, maybe drained to make it thicker?)
2 large eggs
6 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract

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