Banana Flaxseed Bread {recipe} – Because TasteSpotting Loves DOLE Bananas

Banana Flaxseed Bread Sliced
You’ll never guess what today is…

It’s Thursday!

Oh, and if you couldn’t tell by the front page of TasteSpotting, it’s also National Banana Bread Day.
Banana Flaxseed Bread in pan
We were going to put up a banana tree and decorate it with tiny banana bread ornaments to celebrate, but we figure that baking a banana bread would probably be enough.
Banana Flaxseed Bread Loaf
We have a favorite recipe, one that we call the “Last Banana Bread Recipe You’ll Ever Need,” but this one we’ve recently discovered might be the second to last one. It’s made with healthy-ish things like yogurt and flaxseeds, which make the bread chewier and heartier and more-stand-up-able to things like an obscene amount of peanut butter spread on top with sliced bananas and oozing honey. (We posted that earlier this week.)
Banana Flaxseed Bread Sliced
Thanks to DOLE Bananas, without which, we’d have just, you know… bread today.
mashing bananas for banana bread

Banana Flaxseed Bread

inspired by Cooking Light‘s Basic Banana Bread

makes 1 loaf


3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup ground flaxseed
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice


Preheat oven to 350°.

Stir together mashed bananas, yogurt, butter, and eggs in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars and beat until combined.

Combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture and beat just until blended.

Pour batter into a lightly greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean (will depend on what size pan you use).

Remove banana bread from oven and let cool about 10 minutes. Remove banana bread from loaf pan and let cool on wire rack.

bananas for banana bread

by Sarah J. Gim on February 23, 2012 · 1 comment

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Nic@diningwithastud February 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Luuuurve banana bread :) Happy Banana Bread Day!


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