Monday, March 28, 2011

[did you say banana?]

banana bread is one of my favorites.
loving it, but feeling guilty for eating way more than i should when i bake it, i set out to find or create a new recipe.

must require but not limited to: 
100% whole wheat flour, honey for sweetness,
and of course must taste AMAZING.

okay friends, i have it ready for you.
and i am so excited to tell you that the texture and taste have not been compromised.
yes, i promise.
my whole family ate it right up and had no idea i changed the ingredients!
it's so much healthier.
and the best part of all, it's SUPER moist too!
i'm so excited!
you must try it!

•1/3 c canola oil
•1/3 c all natural applesauce
•1 c honey
•4 eggs
•2 c mashed ripe bananas
•2 t vanilla extract
•3 1/2 c whole wheat flour (i use high altitude hungarian)
•1 t sea salt
•1 t baking soda
•1/2 c hot water
•1 c chopped walnuts (optional)

preheat oven to 325ยบ F.  
in a large mixing bowl, beat oil and honey together.  
add eggs and mix well.  
stir in bananas and vanilla.  
stir in flour and salt, careful not over mix.  
add baking soda to hot water. stir together and then add to batter, again careful not to over mix.  
blend in chopped nuts.  
pour batter into 2 greased 9X5 inch loaf pans.
bake on center rack for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  
cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing.

let me know what you think!

*recipe derived from PEDGI'S on