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Walnut Blueberry Banana Bread

Adapted from Clean Eating magazine, November 16, 2010

One of the poster-children for antioxidants, sweet blueberries lend a burst of color to classic banana bread, while walnuts give each tender slice a textural kick.

Makes 10 servings

Ingredients
Olive oil cooking spray
1 ripe banana, mashed
3/4 cup NOW Real Food® Ground Flax Seed Meal*
2 egg whites
1⁄3 cup NOW Real Food® Agave Nectar*
1 cup 1% buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup spelt flour
1 tsp orange rind, grated
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup chopped NOW Real Food® Unsalted Walnuts*
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a nonstick loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together banana, flaxseed, egg whites, agave and buttermilk.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix baking soda, salt, flours and orange rind.
  5. Combine dry ingredients into banana mixture.
  6. Gently fold in blueberries and walnuts.
  7. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Nutrients per 4 x 1/2-inch slice:
Calories: 200
Total Fat: 6 g
Sat. Fat: 0.5 g
Carbs: 33 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugars: 13 g
Protein: 8 g
Sodium: 260 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg

*NOW items available at your local health food store