Banana-Flaxseed Bread

Breakfast, Snacks.
Grinding the flaxseeds enables your body to get all the benefit of their fiber, lignans and omega-3s. There's added fiber here from whole-wheat flour and olive oil replaces butter for a healthier loaf. 

Banana-Flaxseed Bread


Quantity Ingredients
1/2 cup whole flaxseed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup extra-light olive oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1-1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 2 medium)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9'' x 5'' loaf pan. 2. In mini-food processor or coffee grinder, process flaxseeds until finely ground, about 20 to 30 seconds. 3. In large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground flaxseeds. In medium bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, whole egg, egg white and bananas. 4. Make a well in center of flour mixture and pour in banana mixture. Stir until just combined. Stir in walnuts. 5. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then run a spatula around the edge of the loaf to loosen and invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Nutrition Information Per Slice: 223 calories, 11g total fat, 1.1g saturated fat, 18 mg cholesterol, 2.4g dietary fiber, 175mg sodium.

Source: The UC Berkeley Wellness Letter website