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Bananas and low-fat buttermilk give this old favorite its moistness and help lower the fat.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ in slice
Calories 133
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 138 mg

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Mashed ripe bananas 1 cup  
Low-fat buttermilk 1/3 cup  
Packed brown sugar ½ cup 
Margarine 1/4 cup  
Egg 1  
All-purpose flour, sifted 2 cups 
Baking powder 1 teaspoon  
Baking soda ½ teaspoon  
Salt ½ teaspoon
Chopped pecans ½ cup  

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly oil two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Stir together mashed bananas and buttermilk; set aside.
  3. Cream brown sugar and margarine together until light. Beat in egg. Add banana mixture; beat well.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add all at once to liquid ingredients. Stir until well blended.
  5. Stir in nuts and turn into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan.
  7. Remove from pan and complete cooling on a wire rack before slicing.