Friday, July 2, 2010

Banana Bread

Recipe submitted by whirledpeaz, 01/21/09

Beautiful Banana Bread


3 bananas

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon (depending on how much you like cinnamon)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas well with a fork or potato masher. Add applesauce, maple syrup, sugar and flax seeds and mix to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and mix thoroughly. (Or you don't have to do this step if you don't feel like it, it works just as well to just dump all the dry ingredients into the wet without mixing first.)

Add the dry to the wet and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Add nuts if you're using them.

Pour into a regular sized loaf pan sprayed with non-stick spray and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. (Or until the loaf starts to turn golden brown and the toothpick test is successful. Just keep an eye on it.)

Remove loaf pan from oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer loaf to wire rack and let cool completely, or as long as you can wait.