Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recipe: A Healthy Twist for Banana Bread

Dear Kate,
As you know, I love making recipes a little more healthy. For some reason I love learning about healthy eating and healthy living. I have a recipe that I've tweaked for Banana Flax seed Bread that I want you to try sometime.

Banana Flax seed Bread
1/2 cup sucanat
1/2 cup milk with 2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice added (let sit 5 min.)
2 eggs
3 Tbsp. applesauce
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup ground flax seed
1 tsp. baking powder (non-aluminum)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed bananas

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix sucanat, milk, eggs and applesauce until smooth. In a separate bowl combine wheat flour, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix and add to wet ingredients. Add mashed bananas and lightly mix. Pour into greased (or sprayed) loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cook slightly in pan before removing. Makes one loaf.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. My kids even liked it and as you know that is not always the case. I hope it's a great day in Wisconsin. The weather is beautiful here, but is supposed to change later in the day...I'm getting Spring Fever!


Kate said...

Looks yummy! We LOVE banana bread? What is sucanat? And how many bananas did you use to get a cup...roughly, what...three?

Amy said...

Kate, I'm not sure how many bananas in a cup...I think I used 2. Sucanat is a natural cane sugar that isn't nearly as processed as sugar. I use it a lot. You could always substitute brown sugar if you'd like. Good Luck!

Magen said...

Banana bread must be in the air lately. I just wrote about healthy banana bread also!

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