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Banana Bread

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who often need to consume additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This tastes great when served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yum!

Prep time: 80 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. butter, melted
  • 1/3 c. light brown sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 11/2 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 3/4 c. chopped walnuts

Utensils:

  • mixer (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F (176º).
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Pour batter in greased, 8-inch bread pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. A toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread should come out clean.

Serves: 8

Serving size: one 1" slice

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
605 calories
20 g protein
52 g fat
732 mg sodium
164 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
This bread freezes very well. Eat half this week and freeze the rest for another time.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: February 2009

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