Friday, October 3

banana bread

The banana bread turned out marvelously and I thought I'd share with you my recipe. It's my mom's recipe with a few slight tweaks to make it a bit "healthier." Or so I like to think. Admittedly, the applesauce was a substitution for vegetable oil because half way into making it, I realized I was out! But it turned out nicely and now I think I'll stick with it.

1 1/4 c whole wheat flour (instead of plain white flour)
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c applesauce (this is in place of veg oil)
3 ripe bananas
2 eggs

Sift dry ingredients, beat eggs, mash bananas and add applesauce, combine all ingredients together and pour into greased baking pans. Bake at 350 F for about 35 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. Yum!

A little secret:
You can freeze bananas whole after they get ripe if you don't have time to be making bread right then.
I just put the whole thing in the freeze and pull it out the day I want to whip up a batch.
I let it thaw (or pop it in the microwave for a bit) and then snip off an end and squeeze out the "mush!"

Also, the stars you see hanging are handmade Moravian stars.
Takes a bit to get the hang of making them, but once you do, they're quite fun and easy!


Lauren said...

I just threw some bananas in the freezer last week! I'm so excited to try out your recipe, although I'm sure mine won't look as pretty :)

kristin noel said...

So I tried your recipe... but I failed. Do you not need more flour than 1/4 cup? Mine turned out really sad. I'll post a picture as soon as I can.

lindsay michele said...

Clarification: 1 and 1/4 c flour