Hands-on - 15 min. Oven - 45 min.


firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup
egg whites 2
vanilla extract 2 T
bananas (about 5) 3 cups
canola oil 2 T
whole-wheat pastry flour* 3 cups
baking soda 2 tsp
salt 1/2 tsp
coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) 2/3 cup
ground flax seed (optional) 1/2 cup


  • Preheat oven at 350°.
  • Coat 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Mix together brown sugar, egg whites and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mash bananas (I use a food processor). Stir into mixture.
  • Add canola oil to mixture and stir.
  • Place whole-wheat pastry flour, baking soda and salt in a sifter and sift over mixture (or place in a separate bowl and use a fork to equally distribute the salt and soda). Stir together thoroughly with the wet ingredients.
  • Stir walnuts and flax seed into batter.
  • Divide batter evenly between the pans (loaves will not be high).
  • Bake 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Nutrition information

For 1 slice, including ground flax seed (1/12 of loaf)  
Calories 137
Calories from Fat 27%
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Protein 3 g
Total Carbohydrate 23 g
Sugars 7 g
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