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Banana Spice Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dynasty Chinese Five Spices
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3 ripe, medium bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine flour, sugar, walnuts, five spices, baking soda and salt; set aside. Mix bananas, eggs, oil and vanilla extract in large bowl until blended. Add flour mixture; mix until all is combined. Turn into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake in 350?? F. oven l hour, or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool 5 minutes. Turn loaf onto wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 18 (1/2-inch) slices.

Per slice: 133 calories, 3 g protein, 4 g fat, 40 g carbohydrate, 95 mg sodium, 24 mg cholesterol.