FOOD & HEALTH — Recipe of the Month

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

By Kayla Colgrove, MS, RDN, ACSM-CPT, Extension Educator, Lancaster County

For your next family baking activity, try this banana bread recipe from Nebraska Extension’s Nutrition Education Program (NEP).

(Yield: 12 servings)

3 bananas, ripe
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Crack eggs separately into a small bowl then pour into bowl with bananas. Wash hands with warm water and soap.

4. Beat in the sugar and vanilla until mixed well.

5. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

6. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture stirring just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan.

7. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Information per Serving: (1/12 of recipe) Calories 180, Total Fat 0.5g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 350mg, Carbohydrate 40g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 22g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%

Source: Nebraska Extension Nutrition Education Program