Banana Bread Recipe Orange Zest
- January 15, 2022
I always crave banana bread — moist, tender, nut-studded slabs with plenty of butter on top.That’s why I have been experimenting with creating a healthier, reduced-fat banana bread that will keep my tummy and hips happy.This banana bread is low in fat and calories yet high in fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.Instead of fats such as butter or oil, I used healthier egg whites, low-fat buttermilk, nonfat yogurt and orange juice.To toast the oatmeal, place in a dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3-4 minutes.In a medium size bowl, whisk the toasted oats, flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.Add buttermilk, yogurt, orange juice and vanilla; beat until batter is smooth.Lower the speed; add the orange zest and bananas, and beat briefly (it’s OK if the batter has a few lumps).Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cherries, walnuts and flax seed.Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the top is a deep golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. .
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