Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weight Watchers Banana Bread

Serves 12
237 calories per slice and 7 WW Points Plus
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup walnuts (did not use, optional)
*I added some cinnamon for extra taste

Position an oven rack on the middle rung.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray non-stick loaf pan 8 1/2" X 4 1/2".

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well-blended.  In a large bowl, combine the bananas, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.  Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended with only small bits of banana visible.  Pour in the dry ingredients and gently stir with a rubber spatula until just blended. If using nuts, add them to the mixture.

Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.  Bake until the top is a golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Bake 55 to 60 minutes.  Let cool 15 minutes.

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