Walnut Blueberry Banana Bread

Our first attempt at baking in Denver was with the Walnut Blueberry Banana Bread from the Sept./Oct. Clean Eating.  We have decided that this bread is fantastic right out of the fridge!  It was good that we made so much since Dan was able to fill up on three (200 calories per slice!) pieces this morning!

Walnut Blueberry Banana Bread

This recipe isn’t hard to make.  Basically you just have to combine ingredients and bake!
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup spelt flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp orange rind
1 mashed banana
2 egg whites
1/3 cup agave nectar
3/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Start out by preheating the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 t salt, 3/4 c spelt flour and 3/4 c whole-wheat flour.

3. Add in a teaspoon of orange rind (pull out with a fork to make sure it’s not clumpy-the rind will want to stick together).   

4. In a separate (larger) bowl, stir together 1 mashed banana, 2 egg whites, 1/3 c agave syrup, 3/4 c ground flaxseed meal, 1 c buttermilk

5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Once it is combined, gently add 1 c. blueberries and

a half cup of chopped walnuts.

6. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.

7. Let bread cool and cut into 10 slices.

Nutritionals(10 servings): Calories: 200, Fat: 6, Carbs: 33g, Fiber: 6, Protein: 8, Sodium: 260 mg.