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Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Flaxseed and Oats


"Banana bread without the guilt... This bread is hard to beat because it is very flavorful and full of the good stuff. No white flour, only wheat, flaxseed meal, and oats mixed with buttermilk and eggs, making for a healthy start or snack during the day."
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1 h 30 m servings 216 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 loaf)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix whole wheat flour, brown sugar, flaxseed meal, oats, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine eggs, butter, 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter milk, and vanilla extract in another bowl. Stir in flour mixture. Add bananas; mix until batter is well-combined. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack and let cool, about 25 minutes.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 216 calories; 9.2 g fat; 31 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; 47 mg cholesterol; 163 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I found this bread to be an unnecessarily expensive banana bread, using buttermilk ,and a stick of butter. To top it off, I could taste the buttermilk, and I thought it detracted from the taste...

It is good--especially when smothered with butter after toasting it. My bananas ended up at 1 1/2 cups mashed. I followed the recipe as written, and it was done after only 47 minutes for me. ...