Banana Bread with Applesauce
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time 60-70 minutes
My husband likes bananas when they are mostly green. So once they start to brown into the freezer they go. I just counted and I have 15 bananas in my freezer. I guess making banana bread is WAY over due.
When making this banana bread I use my homemade applesauce. If you haven’t checked it our click here to check it out. Since I use my applesauce I don’t add cinnamon to my recipe. If you’re using plain applesauce I would recommend using a tsp of cinnamon. The applesauce is used to replace oil which makes me feel better about snacking on this bread. I love banana bread that has a stronger banana flavor, but my husband does not, that’s why I say between 3 and 4 bananas. Adjust to your liking. Adding a little brown sugar to the top gives it the PERFECT crunch to the top. Now go fill your house with the sweet smell of banana bread!
2 cups white flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (if using plain applesauce)
3-4 ripe bananas
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 Tblsp to top bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda in large bowl
- In a medium bowl mix bananas, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup applesauce, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/4 brown sugar together
- Add wet ingredients to dry. Don’t over mix.
- Spray 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 bread pan
- Spoon mix into bread pan
- Top batter with 2 Tblsp brown sugar
- Bake for 60-70 minutes. Check at 60 minutes. Bake until toothpick comes out clean.
Best served warm with butter.
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