Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Easiest Banana Bread

1 cup bread flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup apple butter or cinnamon apple sauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3-4 small mashed overripe bananas
optional: 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts
optional: pinch of nutmeg and 2 TBSP turbinado (raw) sugar)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X5" loaf pan with baking spray.

In mixer bowl, cream together applesauce, yogurt and sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; stir until just moistened. Add chocolate chips or nuts if using. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan or 2-12 count muffin pans (2 1/2").

Optional: Sprinkle the top of the unbaked loaf/muffins with coarse raw (turbinado) sugar and nutmeg.

Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes for loaf or 15-20 minutes for muffins, until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.


Meag said...

You should try making banana bread with sour cream - Turns out AMAZING! Here's a recipe I use (roughly) without the nuts and always doubling the banana:

Sorry it's in french - If you use google chrome or something similar you should have a translate feature.

Momvsfood said...

AWESOME! I love new recipes and I love comments and feedback. Sour cream sounds like a good way to lighten it up and keep it moist!