Banana-Nut Bread


1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
½ cup brown sugar, packed
¼ cup margarine
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil two 9×5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Stir together mashed bananas and buttermilk. Set aside.
  3. Cream brown sugar and margarine together until light. Beat in egg. Add banana mixture and beat well.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add all at once to liquid ingredients. Stir until well blended.
  5. Stir in nuts and place mixture in prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pans.
  7. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack before slicing.
Serves 36 (Serving size: ½ inch slice)

Nutritional information: 133 calories; 5g fat; 1g saturated fat; 12mg cholesterol; 138mg sodium; 1g fiber; 2g protein; 20g carbohydrates; 114mg potassium.

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