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Healthy Banana Bread

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

This recipe swaps out light olive oil for butter and orange juice for sugar. Both oranges and bananas are high in potassium. Make two and give a healthy gift to a neighbor.

Makes 1 loaf


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup mashed riped bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Nonstick cooking spray


    1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir to blend.
    2. Add the bananas and remaining ingredients and mix well.
    3. Pour into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    4. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 40 to 50 min. Cool on a wire rack.
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Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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