"More Than Ordinary" Banana Bread

This is my "go-to" banana bread recipe.  When I look at my counter and see overly ripe banana's - I either make these bars or a batch of this bread.  I use my own canned applesauce to lessen the calories (which is why my bread is a bit darker), but if you don't have applesauce on hand, use equal parts oil.  If you don't wish to have coconut flecks in your bread, banana instant pudding works well (or really whatever you happen to have in the cupboard for instant pudding). Recipe yields 2 large loaves.


Banana Bread

5 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Applesauce
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Mashed Bananas (approximately 4-5 bananas)
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tsp Salt
1 Heaping Tsp Baking Soda
1 Heaping Tsp Cinnamon
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Pkg Instant Coconut Puddin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix eggs, applesauce, sugar, bananas, and vanilla together until blended.  Add dry ingredients until moistened, then beat for a couple minutes until well combined - batter will remain a little lumpy.  Pour into prepared (greased and floured) bread pans and bake for 45-60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite Banana Muffin Recipe--really yummy and easy! --Patricia L.

    Banana Muffins

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 large bananas, mashed
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1 egg
    1/3 cup butter, melted

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
    Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl (just mix by hand, no need to beat). Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
    Bake in preheated oven. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes, and large muffins for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.

    Add 1 tsp of vanilla, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg if you wish

    the key is to barely moisten the mixture and then pop them in the tin.

    You can use wheat flour if you like as well as use less butter, and added about 1/4 cup applesauce to cut the fat.