BANANA BREAD. Sometimes you whip up one of those recipes that makes the whole house smell so good, and you cannot wait for it too cool off enough to DIG IN. Yep this is one of them.
1 and 3/4 cup all purpose flour, and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk or almond milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9x5-inch loaf pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray or simply line with parchment paper to keep it fat free, (I used parchment paper) Whisk together flour, baking powder, walnuts, and salt. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, applesauce, non dairy milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture and nuts. Stir for 1 minute, until well combined.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for at least 15 minutes, then Slice and serve. Makes approx 10 slices, 198 calories per slice.
Another delicious modification to this recipe is to turn it into Banana Nut Muffins. Some more options for the muffins and breads are to add some fun things like shredded coconut, chopped dates, or raisins... use your imagination and your own personal taste.