1/2 c Butter, unsalted
3/4 c Light brown sugar, packed
1 lg Egg
1 c Flour, whole wheat
1/2 c Flour, white
1 ts Baking soda
3/4 ts Salt
1/2 ts Ginger, ground
1/4 ts Mace
1 1/4 c Bananas (2 or 3)
4 tb Yogurt (1/4 Cup)
1/2 ts Vanilla extract
1 c Pecans, chopped (5 oz.)
1 c Dates, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, add sugar. Beat together
till light and creamy. Beat in egg.
Sift together flours, baking soda, salt and spices (can substitute
pumpkin pie spice for mace).
Mash bananas well and combine and yogurt, stirring just till mixed.
Stir in vanilla.
To butter and sugar, add dry ingredients alternately with banana
mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Mix just enough to combine
Stir in pecans and dates. Bake in greased and floured 9×5 loaf pan
50-60 minutes. Cool in pan 5-10 minutes; then cool on rack.
Originally got this recipe from Nancy Phelps’ copy of a _New York
Times_ “health food” book.