Cardamom Almond Banana Bread

The aroma of this loaf will make it hard for you to wait until it cools to cut it! Serve it warm, then, with cream cheese.

1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cardamom ground
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg ground
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1  egg plus 2 egg whites, beaten
1 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup oil or  melted butter
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in another bowl. Mix until smooth.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a spoon until just combined. Pour into an oiled loaf pan and bake until loaf tests done, about 45 minutes.

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Servings: 14

From: Spice Savvy

Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 150 calories, 7g total fat, 15mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 18g total carbohydrate and 4g protein.