Monday, August 19, 2013
Lower-fat Banana Bread
Even though the title of this Banana Bread has lower-fat in it, it is still moist and delicious! I'll be honest, I was grossed out at the recipes I was finding that had 2 cubes of butter in them so I googled "low-fat banana bread" wondering if it even existed. Sure enough, I found this little gem. Give it a try--I think you'll love it like my family does.
2/3 cup white sugar
1/8 cup of applesauce
1 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup water
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2) In a medium bowl, beat the white sugar and applesauce until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs, water and bananas with the sugar mixture until it is well blended.
3) Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder just until the mixture is moistened. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to blend all ingredients.
4) Bake at 325 degrees F (175 degree C) for about 45 minutes. Bread is done when the top is firm to the touch and a golden brown color. Time will vary according to loaf size and oven type. When bread is removed from oven, allow it to cool on it's side for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on a rack. This bread is also excellent if you add mini chocolate chips or small fruit pieces to the mix just before baking.
I doubled this recipe to make 2 loaves of bread. I still cooked both loaves at the same time for 40-45 minutes and they turned out great!
I made a couple of adjustments from a comment I found on the site, but here is the original source.