Banana Bread Made With Applesauce

Overview

Adding more fruit to your diet becomes easier when the fruit comes in the form of an applesauce banana bread. By using applesauce, you add a second fruit in this bread and lower the amount of oil required, yielding a reduced-fat loaf that still tastes moist and flavorful. This quick bread does not require yeast or rising time and can be prepared the night before for reheating the next morning for breakfast.

Step 1

Spray the loaf pan with cooking spray and lightly dust the inside with a thin layer of flour. Tip over the pan to knock out flour which does not stick to the cooking spray. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Mix together in a bowl the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Step 3

Combine in a second bowl the mashed bananas, egg, vanilla extract, applesauce and brown sugar.

Step 4

Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until completely combined.

Step 5

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and cook in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 to 70 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the center of the bread.

Step 6

Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing the loaf to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Things You'll Need

  • 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Wire cooling rack

References

  • Mott's: Banana Bread Recipe
Keywords: applesauce banana bread, banana recipes, banana recipe

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Athena Hessong began her freelance writing career in 2004. She draws upon experiences and knowledge gained from teaching all high school subjects for seven years. Hessong earned a Bachelor's in Arts in history from the University of Houston and is a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists.