Healthy Banana Bread

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I had three overripe bananas sitting on my counter top and I had the great dilemma of whether I should freeze them and turn them into ice cream or if I should make banana bread. Since the weather has been cooler lately I decided to go with the warmer method. I didn't have a few of the ingredients for my usual banana bread recipe so I started browsing Tasty Kitchen, I could get lost on that site thinking of all the yummy foods to make!

Healthier Banana Bread
Recipe via Tasty Kitchen

3 whole Ripe Bananas
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
½ cups Natural Apple Sauce
2 whole Eggs Beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

2. Mash bananas with a potato masher or a fork, set aside

3. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda in a medium bowl.

4. Add applesauce, eggs, vanilla and bananas to flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until well combined. Do not over-mix.

5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake on the center oven rack for 50 to 60 minutes (until inserted toothpick comes out clean).

6.Let cool in pan for 5 minutes and then cool bread on a cooling rack.

Note: I couldn't find my loaf pan so I used a bundt pan and decreased cooking time to 45 minutes.


Susan Navas said...

I've been wanting to make some bread out of the bananas in my freezer. Think I'll give your recipe a try -- thanks!


Kimberly Hiegel said...

Will you please make me banana bread for my birthday?!
Because that looks sooo good and I will be able to eat that then!
Also... anything pumpkin sounds sooo good and homey!
Pumpkin pie... pumpkin muffins... i'll let you experiment (;
Love you sissy!
miss you too much!