Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day!! 
by Patty from Dogbarks

Bananas are a Superfood for your heart, providing an excellent source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassiumfiber and vitamin C - nutrients that help promote heart health.

A study published in Nutrition and Cancer found that those who consumed bananas three or more times per week had a 72% lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to those who consumed them less than one time per week. 

Children who eat just one banana a day have a 34% less chance of developing asthmatic symptoms, according to new British research.

Bananas have health benefits for every stage in your life, such as reducing abdominal pain in children and lowering blood pressure in adults.

"Yeah, I like cars and basketball. But you know what I like more? Bananas." - Frankie Muniz
(American actor, musician, and racecar driver.)

And here's  a nice healthy version of this favorite treat! 


How to make it

  • Pour into a generously greased and dusted loaf pan - any smallish pan will work.
  • Bake at 350 for about 50 min - a toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.
  • Wait 10 minutes before removing from pan and placing on a rack to cool.
  • Enjoy :-)
  • * For sugar-free or a lower-sugar banana bread, replace the sugar with 1/3c of unsweetened fruit juice concentrate (apple, orange, white grape), agave syrup, maple syrup or honey.


SassySashadoxie said...

How can I forget National Banana Bread Day. heehee. That was too cute with the cat and the banana. If it was a doxie the person hand would be missing a few fingers. heehee.

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

I love banana bread. The kitty was so cute. Thanks for the recipe and the great banana facts.
DH has been eatting lots of bananas lately. Perhaps I will join him.

Three Wishes Collective said...

i love banana bread, too. we try to eat bananas every day. Velvet would have had that down in 3 bites, lol.