Monday, May 14, 2012

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

This banana bread is out of this world!  It's relatively healthy to make, since you use bananas and applesauce for moisture.  It's really good on its own, but adding chocolate chips makes it heavenly!

4 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. milk or water
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 cup mashed banana (2-3)
1 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

Beat the butter, applesauce, eggs, milk and sugar in large bowl until smooth.  add banana and blend at low speed; beat at high speed 1-2 minutes.

Combine dry ingredients; mix into batter.  Mix in nuts.  Pour batter into greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, until bread is golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool.

With it being Mother's Day yesterday, I didn't get a chance to bake.  Therefore, the photo above was taken from Flickr (

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