Two loaves of healthy banana bread are baking in the oven this morning [note to self never keep avocados and bananas in the same basket...they ripen at warp speed together].
This is the easiest recipe I've ever found and super healthy [no eggs, oil or butter]...from Recipe Zaar.
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- cinnamon and brown sugar (for sprinkling)
Preheat oven at 325 F. Grease 7X7" tin or a 9X5" bread tin. 7x7" cooks faster.
Mix applesauce and sugar in a bowl.
Add bananas and mix. Add flour, vanilla and baking soda. Mix quickly but thoroughly.
Pour into tin. Sprinkle with some brown sugar and cinnamon powder. Put into oven immediately.
Bake till a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean (A little mashed banana on the knife is OK as there's so much fruit. If in doubt, taste to see it doesn't taste of raw flour).
Ovens vary so always check about 5 mins before when you think it will be ready. About 50 mins in a fan-assisted oven for 7X7" tin.