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Web's Best Crunchy Banana Bread Recipe

This light and healthy recipe for crunchy banana bread has a unique texture thanks to the millet it contains. When cut into 12 slices, each piece of this quick bread contains 175 calories.

Trivia: Millet is rated as the sixth most important grain in the world.

Crunchy Banana Bread Recipe


1/2 cup milk (2%)
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 cup graham flour
1 cup regular flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tablespoon butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup millet
1 cup of mashed bananas

Tip: If desired, you may substitute 1/2 cup of buttermilk for the milk and vinegar.


Heat the oven to 350 °.

Line a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan with waxed paper. The Norpro 2 Piece Nonstick Meatloaf Bread Pan Set is a good choice.

Mix the milk and vinegar together OR use buttermilk. Put this aside for now.

In a separate bowl, add the graham flour, regular flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set this aside also.

In a third bowl, mix together the butter and the brown sugar. Beat the eggs. Add the beaten eggs and the bananas to the mix and beat well.

Next, alternate adding the sour milk and the dry ingredients. Beat well after each addition.

Lastly, stir in the millet.

Pour into pan and bake for approximately three quarters or an hour, or perhaps a little more. Test for doneness by inserting a tester like this Oxo Good Grips Cake Tester in the center. The crunchy banana bread is done if the tester comes out clean.

Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about five minutes. At that point, turn the crunchy banana bread recipe out onto a rack and cool completely.

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