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Recipe For Banana Carrot Crumb Bread

Healthy Treat: Banana Carrot Crumb Bread

As a cost-saving measure, I recently bought bananas in bulk at Costco. Unfortunately, my family just wasn't craving that fruit this week, and a gal can only eat so many bananas! With the warmer weather, the bananas ended up ripening quickly and I was left with five overripe bananas. Before the compost bucket became their fate, I used two to make chocolate smoothies, and the other three were used in this new recipe. This bread has a hearty, warm flavor, and is subtly sweet so it's perfect on its own, or toasted lightly and topped with peanut butter or jam.

Check out this simple recipe when you

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Recipe For Banana Carrot Crumb Bread

Ingredients

Bread:
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Sucanat (or sugar)
2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 mashed ripe bananas
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Crumb topping:
1 tablespoon Smart Balance margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine oil and Sucanat. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add this to the creamed mixture alternately with bananas. Stir in the carrots and walnuts.
  4. Pour into a greased bread loaf pan. Make the crumb topping and sprinkle it on top.
  5. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Don't overbake, as your bread will become dry. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

    Makes 12 servings.

Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 265
Total Fat 10.2 g
Sat. Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 219 mg
Carbs 40.2 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Sugars 19.6 g
Protein 4.8 g

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