Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Best Banana Bread Ever!


I have to be honest, I'm actually not the biggest fan of banana bread. I know, I know, I'm crazy!!! That being said, Paul and several of my other favorite people thoroughly enjoy it! So, when I notice that I have bananas that are past their prime, I love to whip up a loaf :)


We've been buying bananas more often because Olivia loves the taste, and they are easy for me to mash or blend into a puree for her. At her last doctor's appointment, we were given the go ahead to start exploring more food options like meats, eggs and yogurt. It is fun getting to watch her try all of the new tastes and textures, but some of her old favorites, like bananas, haven't been getting as much attention. That is how I found myself with 3 overripe bananas sitting on my counter this morning, so I decided to surprise Paul with some yummy bread when he got home from work.



My recipe is unique because it uses applesauce instead of butter. Using applesauce as a butter substitute is a great way to lower fat content in baked goods, while keeping the yummy taste.

I begin by creaming a cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of applesauce together.


Next, I mix in two eggs. In a separate bowl, I combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Whisk lightly to combine, then gradually mix into the applesauce mix.


Add 3 bananas, 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the mixing bowl, then combine until you have an even consistency.


Pour the batter into a greased bread pan, then bake at 375 degrees for an hour.


Wait for 10 minutes after removing from the oven, then cool on a wire rack.



Slice the bread once it is completely cool, then ENJOY!!!


I hope you love it :)

The recipe is below, see you soon!

              













Best Banana Bread Ever

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 VERY ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together applesauce and sugar.
  3. Mix in eggs.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  5. Mix in bananas, vanilla and sour cream.
  6. Pour batter into a greased bread pan.
  7. Bake for 60 minutes.
  8. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Cool completely on wire rack.
  10. Slice and ENJOY!

24 comments:

  1. I like banana bread fine, but it takes quite a bit of work to make bread, and I'm lazy. This looks yummy though. I tend to use my ripe bananas for smoothies.

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    1. This bread is actually super easy! You kind of just slop it all together, then throw it in the pan and bake, haha! Can't go wrong with smoothies though :)

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  2. I've never tried making banana bread with applesauce but, I'm excited too. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Hope to see you again soon!!PS Stay tuned for some free meal planning printables, perfect for all your yummy recipes! Have a great weekend Michelle! Shared...

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    1. Thank you! I've been trying to experiment with baking alternatives like applesauce and so far I have been really impressed! Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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  3. Yum! I love banana bread and I really like the idea of using applesauce too. I will have to give this a try!

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    1. The applesauce really compliments the traditional banana bread flavor! I hope you enjoy :)

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  4. The bread turns out perfect. Great idea to use apple sauce..

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    1. Ahhh! So glad to hear it :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ooooo we love banana bread in our home! Can't wait to try your recipie!

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    1. Enjoy!!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. This looks great - I've actually taken a loaf out of the oven in the last ten minutes and it doesn't look half as good as yours. I'm trying your recipe next time!

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  7. Oh my...I love bannana bread. It is my absolute favorite. However...We have never made our very own. I am totally making this like in a few days. Apple sauce sounds great to add. Can't wait to try it. Will let u know how it goes. I know my kiddos will enjoy making this.

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    1. This recipe is perfect for you and your fam! Simple but delicious :)

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  8. I haven't made banana bread in a long time! I think I need to! Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" linky party!

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  9. That must be so light and yummy!

    Thanks for linking up at #bloggerspotlight be sure to come back Thursday night and check out the features and party again :)

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    1. It really is!!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I am a sucker for all things banana! I will try your recipe! Thanks for sharing at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted :)

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    1. I hope you love it! Let me know how you like it :)

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  11. Sour cream? I'll have to try that! My secret ingredient is mayonnaise :) (And I seriously JUST figured out how to fix my profile! I'm no longer anonymous yay!)

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    1. I'm so glad about the profile! I've looked at it several times hoping I could fix it for you but couldn't figure it out.

      Mayo is brilliant, I may have to try that next time! I think I actually have a few bananas that are close to ready!

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  12. Sorry I commented as my hubby, haha! I love finding new banana bread recipes and this one looks delish!
    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

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    1. Ha, happy to have any and all comments, no matter whose name it is under :) Thanks for stopping by!

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