1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup sugar
5 packets sugar substitute for additional sweetness
1 1/2 cups bananas very ripe, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup bran
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts chopped (optional)
In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, eggs, banana and vanilla.
Add bran (unprocessed) and let stand 10 minutes.
Mix flours, baking powder, and soda and salt together in a separate bowl and then blend with banana mixture.
Crush shelled walnuts in a plastic bag with rolling pin.
Add to mixture and blend with a spoon.
Bake in greased, floured 9x5x3” loaf pan at 350° for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
When done, cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on rack.
With nuts, add 1 cup of dried coconut soaked in approx. 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk.
Allow coconut to soak in milk and add to batter with nuts.
Category: Quick Breads and Muffins