Friday, September 7, 2012

Whole Wheat Applesauce Banana Bread

  

          Quick breads are a staple in our house. I always have one in the freezer waiting for when we need something quick to go along with coffee,a fast breakfast,company or for those "just because" moments..and I have alot of those types of moments.

       

    This recipe is super easy,quick and can be changed up however you like. I added in a cup of whole wheat flour but you can use all-purpose flour if that  is what you prefer. You could throw in some chopped nuts if you like and I'm thinking I will do that next time aswell. The only thing I can add to making quick breads is that they really benefit from a 24 hour resting period. I always wrap mine up in plastic wrap and we don't eat it until the next day. The resting period allows all the flavors to really come together and the loaf becomes even more moist..it's a win win situation.

Have a wondergul weekend and celebrate it by whipping up a quick bread!!

Whole Wheat Applesauce Banana Bread

3 Ripe Bananas
2 cups Flour..All-Purpose,Whole Wheat or a combo
2/3 cup White or Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Baking  Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
1/2-3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips,Chopped Nuts or a combo

Preheat oven to 350 or 180 celcius. Lighty grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.

In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork until creamy..or leave some chuncks..banana chunks are cool. Add the applesauce,vanilla and eggs. Stir until combined.

Stir in the sugar,flour,baking soda and salt. Stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts if using.

Pour into prepared loaf pan and smooth the batter out evenly. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for a few minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

When completely cool wrap loaf in plastic wrap and allow it sit at room temp for 24 hours. Slice and enjoy!

Yield: 12-16 Slices
Source: The Sweet Mash