|1 3/4 cup||whole wheat flour|
|1 1/2 tsp||baking powder|
|1/2 tsp||baking soda|
|1/2 cup||white sugar|
|1/4 cup||canola oil|
|1 cup||mashed banana|
|2 tbsp||cocoa powder|
|1 tbsp||ground flaxseed|
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, eggs and mashed banana.
Add banana mixture to flour mixture and mix until just combined. Remove 1/4 cup of the batter and set aside.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Mix the reserved 1/4 cup batter with the cocoa powder. Drizzle over the batter in the pan, and then drag a knife through the batter for a marble effect.
Sprinkle loaf with ground flaxseed.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until cooked through (when a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean).
Per serving (3/4 inch slice): 165 cal, 4 g pro, 6 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 g carb, 3 g fibre, 36 mg chol, 100 mg sodium
Good source of: vitamin K
Low in sodium
Low in saturated fat
Source: Leslie Beck's Heart Healthy Food for Life (2009)