Bee Sweet Banana Bread

Makes 1 loaf

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream honey and butter in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, Combine dry ingredients in small bowl; add to honey mixture alternately with bananas, blending well. Stir in walnuts. Spoon batter into greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in preheated 325°F oven 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.

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