January 19, 2009
Better Bites: Whole Grain Banana Bread
Banana bread...Most people like it...What's not to like? It's just the right mix of fruit, yet it still has that satisfying aura of bread. On the other hand, bread isn't something you want to over do. But who says you can't take a classic and make it better for you, by using natural, whole grain ingredients? And of top of that it's also sinfully easy to make! It's still not something you want to go overboard on, but this takes banana bread to a whole new, healthier level!
What You'll Need:
3 very ripe bananas
1 cup of natural brown sugar
1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 cups of white whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl mash or beat bananas until smooth. Next add sugar, eggs, vanilla and apple sauce to the bananas and mix until smooth. Add sea salt, baking powder and baking soda to the banana mixture an stir to mix. Slowly add flour and mix until just incorporated.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray add the batter. Place the pans on a baking sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes until bread is done through. Let sit in the pans for 5-10 minutes and then turn out to cool.
Notes: You can add 1 cup of nuts if you like.
Posted by Dianne at January 19, 2009 8:31 AM
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This looks good!
Posted by: Hannah at January 19, 2009 10:15 AM
Posted by: Dianne at January 22, 2009 1:40 PM