Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins

It’s hard to imagine banana bread without nuts. This lower-fat version has a small amount of walnuts, toasted to enhance their flavor, and fiber-rich whole-wheat flour.


-- Cooking spray
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1/2cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/4teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup mashed ripe banana (about 3 medium)
3/4cup sugar
1-- egg
2-- egg whites
1/3cup buttermilk or yogurt
1/4cup canola oil
1/4cup chopped toasted walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  Stir well.
  3. Combine banana, sugar, egg, egg whites, buttermilk and oil; beat with a mixer a medium speed until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until evenly blended. Stir in walnuts. Pour into pan.
  4. Bake 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan and finish cooling on rack.

Recipe by Jean Kressy.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 210
  • Glycemic Load 11
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 210mg
  • Potassium 140mg
  • Carbohydrate 33g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 6%