Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Banana Bread-"Low fat whole wheat"

  • 4 T margarine(or butter) softened
  • 1/4 C. applesauce
  • 2 eggs ( 2 T. dehydrated eggs + 1/4 C. water
  • 2 T. skim milk or water
  • 3/4 C. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 C. mashed banana (2-3 medium bananas)
  • 1 3/4 C. Whole wheat flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt (optional)
  • 1/4 C. coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

1. Beat margarine, applesauce, eggs, milk, and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add banana and blend at low speed; beat at high speed 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix into batter. Mix in nuts. Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F until bread is golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (55 to 60 minutes). Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool to room temperature.

**Helpful Hint** If you don't have two bread pans but want to double the recipe, you can always put it in a bundt pan. This works great for brunches or anytime you want to "dress up" the bread/ Be sure to lengthen the baking time by about 5 or 10 minutes when using the bundt pan.

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