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Recipes for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Banana Bread

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This tastes great when served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yum!

Prep time: 80 minutes


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts


  • mixer (you’ll need help from your adult assistant)
  • oven (you’ll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (176Cº).
  2. Mix all wet ingredients and brown sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Gently whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix gently.
  5. Add in chopped walnuts and stir until just combined.
  6. Pour batter in greased 8-inch bread pan.
  7. Bake on middle rack for 1 hour. A toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread should come out clean.

Serves: 8

Serving size: one 1″ slice

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
330 calories
17 g protein
17 g fat
330 mg sodium
51 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
This bread freezes very well. Eat half this week and freeze the rest for another time.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD