Vicki's Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, add sugar. Beat together till light and creamy. Beat in egg.

Step 2

Sift together flours, baking soda, salt and spices (can substitute pumpkin pie spice for mace).

Step 3

Mash bananas well and combine and yogurt, stirring just till mixed. Stir in vanilla.

Step 4

To butter and sugar, add dry ingredients alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Mix just enough to combine well.

Step 5

Stir in pecans and dates. Bake in greased and floured 9x5 loaf pan 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan 5-10 minutes; then cool on rack.

Originally got this recipe from Nancy Phelps' copy of a _New York Times_ "health food" book.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2c Butter, unsalted
  • 3/4c Light brown sugar, packed
  • 1lg Egg
  • 1c Flour, whole wheat
  • 1/2c Flour, white
  • 1t Baking soda
  • 3/4t Salt
  • 1/2t Ginger, ground
  • 1/4t Mace
  • 1 1/4c Bananas (2 or 3)
  • 4T Yogurt (1/4 Cup)
  • 1/2t Vanilla extract
  • 1c Pecans, chopped (5 oz.)
  • 1c Dates, chopped

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