Sunday, June 28, 2009

Banana Bread

Prep time: 20 - 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Makes: 2 Loafs

Calories listed below are for ENTIRE recipe so don't panic! I will give per serving below.

  • 4 Ripe Bananas- 420 Calories
  • 1 C Sugar- 774 Calories
  • ½ C. Apple Sauce- 50 Calories (takes the place of vegetable oil. Healthier choice!)
  • 2 Eggs- 140 Calories
  • 2 Cups Flour-800 Calories
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract- 0 Calories
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder- 0 Calories
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda- 0 Calories
  • 1 tsp Salt- 0 Calories
Total: about 91 Calories per slice
Note: 1 Loaf should provide 12 equal slices


Preheat oven to between 325 and 350 depending on how hot your oven cooks. Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with electric mixer or by hand. Stir in sugar and let stand for 15 minutes.
Add applesauce and eggs and beat well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into 2 foil loaf pans (8" x 3 7/8" x 2 15/32: to be exact- I find that these cook more evenly for banana bread since it is heavier than a yeast bread. In the metal pans the middle seems to never get done.) coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!