Healthful Breakfast Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Start your day with deliciously healthful herbal scones, muffins and breads.

| October/November 2008

Makes 1 loaf

• 1 cup whole wheat flour      
• 1 cup Whole-Grain Granola 
• 3 tablespoons organic cane sugar    
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh pineapple sage 
• ½ teaspoon salt      
• ¾ cup mashed ripe banana  
• ¼ cup natural peanut or cashew butter*                  
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk         
• 2 tablespoons olive oil

* This amount of sugar is for natural nut butter; if using commercial peanut butter, reduce sugar to 2 tablespoons.        

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, Granola, sugar, baking powder, pineapple sage and salt. Stir to mix well; make a well in the center.                                                 

3. In a medium bowl, mash banana with a fork. Beat in peanut butter. Beat in eggs, milk and olive oil.

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