Monday, July 11, 2011

Moist Banana Nut Bread

My recipe was inspired by one I saw on I made some changes to my personal taste. I make this weekly - at my boyfriend's request. It makes a great snack any time of day.

3 ripe medium bananas, smashed
1/4 cup natural apple sauce
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. softened butter
1/4 cup molasses
2 tbsp. sugar (or the equivalent of your favorite sweetener)
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Add to your taste:
2 tbsp. walnut pieces
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon

Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, combine the two flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Add butter, molasses, and mix with an electric mixer. Then add the egg, bananas, apple sauce, vanilla, spices, and beat until batter thickens. Be sure to incorporate all the dry ingredients.

Add walnuts and gently blend until combined. Do not over mix.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake on the center rack for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let the bread cool to room temperature before slicing.

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