Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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. 

Ingredients:
  • 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.

 



10 comments:

  1. Oh yum. It does sound great.

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  2. 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.
    JB

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

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

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  5. 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!

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

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  6. 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.

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

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

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

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