Saturday, October 05, 2013

Facebook Banana Bread

Several years ago when I actually went home to visit my parents more often, I seemed to develop this tradition of making banana bread every time I went home.
 So, it's completely appropriate that my mom found a banana bread recipe that I should try.  Several Sundays ago, K helped me make the recipe.  It is a "healthy" recipe and turned out really good. 

We didn't have regular applesauce, only the strawberry squeeze pac, which K refuses to eat. I've used them all!  And K got to squeeze it in.  The only problem was the clumps of flour that turned up as I cut into it!  Ha!  I decided to just stir the batter.  Actually, to let K stir! 

She LOVES to stir and, since I use the mixer most of the time, she doesn't get to stir much.  Oh can eat flour, right?!  ;-) 

Facebook Banana Bread adapted from Facebook (unfortunately, I don't know where it came from originally!)

2 cups whole wheat flour (used all purpose)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (used two of those kids squeeze packs because it's what I had!)
3/4 cup honey (about 2/3 cup)
2 eggs, beaten
3 mashed overripe bananas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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