Tuesday, September 28, 2010

healthy banana bread

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We love banana bread around our house and every few weeks (when there are leftover brown bananas that I don't want to waste) I make a batch of bread. It is easy to tweak a banana bread recipe and make it a little more healthy. This is a favorite that I have been making for a few years- it uses whole wheat flour, substitutes applesauce for oil and comes out delicious.


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  • Start by mixing the dry ingredients together-

    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour- I used whole wheat flour and since using it can produce a dense bread, sifting it a couple of times will let in more air and will help with the density.

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1 cup white sugar

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Mix throughly.


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Add two eggs,

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1/3 cup of applesauce,


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4 ripe bananas


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Mash the bananas.


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and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
optional- add raisins or nuts


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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a loaf pan and pour batter into the pan.
Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.


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Let cool,


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slice up and serve.


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15 comments:

  1. my son and i made banana bread this evening as well. i'll definitely try it with applesauce next time.

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  2. I love your banana bread baking dish. I remember having the same one when I was a little girl. The bread sounds yummy too.

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  3. I've just been looking at banana bread recipes! Thanks for sharing this! I also found some good sounding ones in the latest issue of Cooking Light.

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  4. Wow, your banana bread looks just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love banana bread. We make it all the time in my house. My recipe is not so healthy though - lol!

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  6. hi alisa!

    i am a big big fan of bananas and unlike most people i am passionate for baking as well. but it looks like i am in good company here. when i saw the pictures you have made for this post i just was smiling, it made me happy. i had to write a post myself on my blog, about the art of baking bread and how much love can be revealed with handcraft.

    i am so thankful, that you reminded me of how lucky i am to have found my passion for baking :)

    thank you alisa!

    p.s. i also put some social bookmark links out there for you!

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  7. thanks for the great recipe. i have some of those ripe bananas sitting on my counter right now. :-)

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  8. just found your blog - awesome photos, great ideas!!

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  9. Sounds delish! Will be trying it out.

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  10. I've tried to bake a banana bread once and it was a disaster! I'll try your recipe though - it looks delicious!! :)
    xoxo,
    Lily

    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com/

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  11. Mmmmm, this looks scrumptous!! I will try this recipe.

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  12. I love your recipes - can't wait to try this one!

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  13. so long heard.. never ate or cooked it.. until now.. such an encouraging recipe..
    so..

    I tried..cooked.. tasted..this weekend..
    and I think it was awesome.. =)

    thank you so much..=)

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  14. Oh banana bread, so delicious! I can't wait to make some myself... with whole wheat flour and all applesauce & bananas (instead of eggs! Yum!

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  15. alisa hi there i baked it nd its yummy but in some portionz it tastes bitter ...could it be due to cinnamon??

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