Banana-Blueberry Buttermilk Bread Recipe
Buttermilk moistens baked goods and allows you to cut back on butter or oils. It also adds a slight tanginess to the bananas and blueberries. This recipe is easy to make and is a healthier substitute for higher sugar and fat you typically have in non-yeast bread recipes.
Make ahead tip: Wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Ingredient note: Whole-wheat pastry flour, lower in protein than regular whole-wheat flour, has less gluten-forming potential, making it a better choice for tender baked goods. You can find it in the natural-foods section of supermarkets.
- 3/4 cup nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
- 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 1/4 blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
- whisk buttermilk, brown sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in mashed bananas.
- Whisk whole-wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. fold in blueberries. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
- Bake until the top is golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Let cool for about 2 hours before slicing.
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|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 78g|
|Recipe makes 10 servings|
|Calories from Fat 60||31%|
|Total Fat 6.78g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 0.86g||3%|
|Trans Fat 0.02g|
|Total Carbs 30.18g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.8g||3%|