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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