Sunday, July 15, 2007

Rose's Favorite Low-Fat Banana Bread

This is my favorite Banana Bread, hence the title of the post :). It has great flavor and the perfect sweetness. I love the cinnamon and the bananas really come through in the taste. The buttermilk and the applesauce make it very moist and delicious. The recipe makes a very large loaf--perfect for a week of on-the-run breakfasts! Continue for recipe.

Favorite Low-Fat Banana Bread

2 eggs
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup applesauce (generous 1/4 cup is good)
1/3 cup milk or buttermilk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (generous)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a 9x5 bread pan with non-stick cooking spray, and lightly dust with flour.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in bananas, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture, mixing just until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake in preheated pan until golden and a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Turn bread out onto a wire rack and let cool.

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