Applesauce Banana Bread

This is the best banana bread recipe I ve made so far. It has less sugar, and I use half wheat flour to make it a little healthier. The applesauce helps it stay moist. I ve even made muffins out of the recipe! I like to add a crumb topping, makes it a sweet treat!

Ingredients

  1. 3 medium bananas
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup Applesauce unsweetened
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tbsp baking powder
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  10. 1 cup wheat flour

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. Mash up bananas and place in large bowl Stir in brown sugar and let sit about 15 minutes
  3. Meanwhile grease the bottom and half-way up the sides of loaf pan Set aside
  4. Add applesauce eggs and vanilla to banana mixture and beat well
  5. In medium bowl mix the flours baking soda baking powder and salt
  6. Gradually mix in flour mixture with banana mixture Pour into greased pan
  7. *Optional crumb topping- in a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons flour cinnamon 1/3 cup brown sugar Cut in 1 tablespoon of butter and mix until it resembles cornmeal Sprinkle on top of the batter before you place the pan in the oven to bake
  8. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean Remove from oven let stand 10 minutes then remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack

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