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Applesauce Banana Bread

This bread was an experiment because I only had one ripe banana. I decided to try my banana bread recipe using applesauce in place of 2 of the bananas. I'm happy to say it worked. 

  • 2-1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small ripe banana, cut up
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk

1. In medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2. Chop walnuts in a blender and add to the dry ingredients.
3. In same blender container add the sugar, butter, egg, banana, applesauce, and milk.
4. Blend for 12 - 15 seconds, stopping motor to push down banana if necessary. 
5. Pour the blended ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until all ingredients are well moistened.
6. Pour batter into greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 - 60 minutes. Cool on rack.


  1. I must try that. Your recipes are always so good.

    I never throw away ripe bananas and I put them in zipLock freezer bags with their peels on and put them in the freezer to use in banana bread when I'm ready to use them.

  2. I wonder if gluten-free flour would work in this recipe because it sounds so yummy!

  3. Sounds very good, I'll be trying this recipe sometime this week as I have one overripe banana!

  4. Sounds wonderful! Is the flour sifted before or after measuring? I'm thinking measure first, then sift by the way it's written, but wanted to make sure. Thanks!

    1. Elaine, I forgot to sift mine and it turned out fine. But you were right after it's measured... :)

  5. I made this last night and this morning with a friend of mine and myself 1/2 of it is already consumed. What a terrific recipe.

  6. Can you use margarine,and if you use butter is it unsalted? Wanting to make this for my Mom's birthday instead of cake.

    1. Anonymous, I used salted butter but I'm guessing you could use margarine. It will be a good substitute for cake...

  7. Sounds awesome! We love banana/blueberry muffins here, but I'll be trying this for another option!


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