Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lowfat Banana Bread

Last week, on one of Cameron's favorite TV shows, Sid the Science Kid, they made banana bread. Cameron asked if we could make some, and we happened to have some really ripe bananas in the freezer, just waiting to be made into banana bread.

I used a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook. We made a few small changes, but not many. I usually use the traditional Banana Bread recipe out of this cookbook, but decided to try to Lowfat Banana Bread recipe instead this time.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (we used 3 small bananas)
1 4oz cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Here's my little helper, hard at work.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9" x 5" metal loaf pan. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In medium bowl, with fork, mix bananas, applesauce, egg whites, egg, and cinnamon until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until just blended. Do not over stir!

Pour batter into pan. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out nearly clean, about 40 minutes. Enjoy!
Ready to go in the oven

Fresh out of the oven!

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