Crunchy Banana-Walnut Bread

Crunchy Banana-Walnut Bread

1 cup All-purpose Flour
3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
½ cup Oat Bran
½ cup Cornmeal
(coarsely ground if possible)
1 Tbs. Baking Powder
½ Salt
½ cup Honey
½ cup Non-fat Milk
3 Tbs. Canola or Vegetable Oil
3 Egg Whites
1 ¼ cups Mashed, Ripe Banana
(about 3 medium bananas)
½ cup California Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan or coat it with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, place the flours, oat bran, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Stir and toss to combine ingredients thoroughly. In a separate bowl, whisk together the banana, honey, milk, oil and egg whites.

Add to the combined dry ingredients along with the walnuts and stir just until moistened and blended.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan (it will be quite full) and bake for 65-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack. Yield: Serves 8

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