Friday, April 10, 2009

Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Bread

I always keep a box or two of Jiffy banana muffin mix in the pantry for those times when our bananas have passed their prime. This week I decided to make it from scratch and see if I could do better than last week's bread disaster. Since I'm trying to watch my diet a bit, I looked through a bunch of recipes, then altered them to fit my needs. This bread turned out great. It's not a dessert-y, sticky-sweet, feel-a-little-guilty-eating-it banana bread. It's more of a whole wheat bread that tastes slightly like bananas. I've had a slice each morning, warmed slightly, with butter on top and a cup of coffee. a little slice of heaven!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

1/3 cup applesauce (I didn't realize I was out, so I used apple butter instead! Most recipes used 1/3 c of oil though.)
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons water

Mix wet ingredients together, add baking soda and mix well, then stir in flour. Pour into greased bread pan. Bake at 325 for about 45 minutes.
Kellie blogs regularly at Greenhab: The Browns Go Green

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy, Kellie! I love a bit of bread with coffee in the morning.


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