Olive Oil Banana Bread - Cook For Your Life-anti-cancer recipes

Olive Oil Banana Bread

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients
Using olive oil to make sweets may seem counterintuitive, but it doesn’t just belong in salads and savories, it makes great cakes too, good news for those who either don’t tolerate dairy well or...

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana, about 4 large
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Facts

Calories

204 cals

Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g

Carbohydrates

33 g

Sugar

14 g

Fiber

4 g

Protein

4 g

Sodium

194 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate medium bowl mix the olive oil, eggs, mashed banana, Greek yogurt, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture. Stir together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a rack, for 20 minutes then remove from pan.

Chef Tips

In my house, when bananas get too ripe, I peel and freeze them. Frozen bananas can be used straight from the freezer to thicken and sweeten smoothies, or slowly thawed in the fridge to use in baking and desserts.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



2 comments

    1. Hi Kade, we're on board with adding more bananas! Adding more bananas to the bread could make it more wet and result in a slightly different texture. But, making recipes to suit your tastes is what cooking is all about!

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