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Eating 5-9 servings of produce per day can help prevent obesity, boost immunity and make you feel good all over.


KMAX-UPN CH-31 Sacramento, CA

Serves 12
Counts as: One 5 A Day serving

This recipe is fun to make and bake-off in miniture (4" x 2 1/4") bread baking pans. Great to send along for school lunch or as an afternoon snack.

2 eggs
2/3 cup white sugar
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup applesauce
1/3 cup nonfat milk
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
¾Tbsp vanilla extract
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

*Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a full size bread pan with non-stick cooking spray, and lightly dust with flour.
*In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
*Beat in bananas, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla.
*In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
*Stir flour mixture into banana mixture, mixing just until blended.
*Fold in walnuts.
*Pour batter into prepared pan do not fill more than 1/2 full - if you are using smaller pans, be sure not to fill them more than 1/2 full or they will overflow while baking.
*Bake in preheated pan until golden and a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.
*Turn bread out onto a wire rack and let cool.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 182, Fat 4g, Calories from Fat 8%, Cholesterol 36mg, Fiber 1g, Sodium 207mg, Protein 4g.

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