Spiced Banana Oat Bread

  This Banana bread is an easy, healthy alternative to store bought muffins (they usually weigh in around 500 calories) and you won't have to stop anywhere on your way to work. Plus, there's Cardamom in there!

 

This Banana bread is an easy, healthy alternative to store bought muffins (they usually weigh in around 500 calories) and you won't have to stop anywhere on your way to work. Plus, there's Cardamom in there!

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES / TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR / SERVINGS: 8

3/4 c Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 c All-purpose Flour
1/2 c Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Cardamom
1/2 c Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/3 c Canola oil
1/3 c Unsweetened Applesauce (I used a peach banana applesauce)
2 lg Organic Eggs
1 medium sized ripe banana mashed.
1/3 c Chopped Walnuts

1. Heat oven to 350° F. Coat 9"— 5" loaf pan with cooking spray.

2. Sift together flours, sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda, nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp salt in large bowl. In another large bowl, whisk together oil, applesauce, and eggs. Stir in mashed banana. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing just enough to combine. Stir in walnuts.

3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Top with oats and raw sugar. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in pan, then transfer bread to rack to cool completely before slicing. 

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