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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 read more.

Recipe For Banana Carrot Crumb Bread

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


  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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