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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Homemade Applesauce and Banana Bread Recipe

We love homemade banana bread and I love making it a variety of different ways. Bananas are a very healthy fruit and loaded in potassium. With the addition of the applesauce, this homemade banana bread is moist, delicious and a healthier version of the traditional banana bread.

Homemade Applesauce and Banana Bread Recipe

4 ripe bananas
1 cup of granulated sugar
¾ cup of applesauce
2 large eggs
2 cups of bread flour
½ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9” x 5” loaf pan. In a large bowl, slice the bananas and use an electric mixer to mash. Add the sugar and blend. Let mixture stand for 15 minutes. Add applesauce and eggs and mix well. Blend in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand again for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips: This bread freezes well and will keep for up to 1 month if properly frozen. Let it cool completely and then wrap in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped loaf of bread in a food storage bag or wrap in 2 additional layers of foil. Label and freeze. If you prefer chopped nuts in your banana bread, you can add a 1/4 cup of chopped nuts to the recipe.