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Low Fat Banana-Plum Bread

Moist and delicious, this low-fat version of banana bread is a healthy dessert or tea-time snack.

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Prep Time   15 minutes Cook Time   1 hour, 15 minutes Serves  16

Ingredients

No-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup Dried Plum Puree
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk


Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. In large bowl, blend Dried Plum Puree, sugar, water and vanilla. Stir in banana just to blend. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to dried plum mixture, alternating with buttermilk and blending thoroughly. Spread batter in pan. Bake in center of oven about 1 hour, 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn onto rack to cool completely. For best flavor, wrap and store overnight before serving.

TIP: - 1/4 cup skim milk mixed with 1 teaspoon vinegar can be substituted for buttermilk. Proceed as above.

Dried Plum Purée: In food processor container, combine 2/3 cup (4 ounces) pitted dried plums and 3 tablespoons water; process on and off until puréed. (Makes 1/2 cup)


Nutrition Facts

Calories
205
Cholesterol
0mg
% of Calories from Fat
2%
Total Fat
0g
Sodium
109mg
Carbohydrate
48g
Protein
3g
Fiber
2g
Potassium
97mg

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