05 November 2009

B, for Banana.

So, C came home from work the other night with an armful of overly ripe bananas. He was so excited to bring them home to me, calling me and saying he had a surprise, and, I have to say, I was just as excited to receive them! So I've been baking. And baking some more. And it's been lovely. Last night C and I made a family staple--the banana cake that we all love so much we served it as dessert at our wedding. It didn't disappoint. And tonight I continued the banana bake-a-thon by whipping up my favorite healthy banana bread recipe. It's torture sitting here waiting for it to cool, so I thought I'd distract myself and pass along the recipe to all of you.

To bake a loaf of your very own healthy banana bread, you will need:

1/3 C natural apple sauce
3/4 C brown sugar
3 egg whites
2-3 very ripe, mashed bananas (I use 3, of course).
1/3 C water
1 2/3 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

After digging around your pantry and accumulating the above ingredients, you will:

Preheat your oven to 350.
Mix apple sauce and sugar.
Stir in eggs, then bananas, then water.
Stir in dry ingredients.
Pour mixture into a loaf pan and bake 55-60 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

*A few tidbits I feel compelled to share:

My loaf always bakes much more quickly than 60 min. Tonight 40 minutes happened to be the magic number. Keep a close eye out.

I add at least one more little dollop of apple sauce to ensure against dryness. Very precise, I know. :)

Two bananas certainly does not satisfy mine or my husband's palette. Three hardly does. Use your taste buds' discretion.

And, enjoy, knowing that you are biting away at a delightful loaf of bread made with wholesome ingredients. No processed, white sugar or white flour.

Mmm...this will surely make my morning.


Rachel said...

A healthy banana bread is truly a dream come true!

Christi said...

i LOVE bb ... thanks for sharing!