Thursday, April 29, 2010

Banana Bread

Here is a banana bread recipe adapted from The Good Housekeeping recipe book.

Banana Bread
1 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. mashed banana (2 ripe bananas)
1/3 C. applesauce
2 large egg whites
1 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Evenly grease a 9" by 5" metal loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, mix bananas, applesauce, egg whites, and egg until well combined. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture just until flour mixture is moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan.

*now this is where I change it up just a teeny tiny bit. Sprinkl 2-3 Tablespoons of raw sugar.*

Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rck. Makes 1 loaf.

I love the crunch that the raw sugar gives the crust. mmm-hmmm!

Oh and did I mention it's low-fat? Uhhh....maybe not, out of fear nobody would read my post. lol.

But me adding the sugar topping and smearing with yummy butter probably negates the low-fat part. Oh well!

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