Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Healthy Breakfast: Banana Bread

What kid doesn’t love banana bread?!?!?!?
Banana Bread 2
I know mine sure do and with this amazing recipe I found, (on Pinterest of coarse, thanks to 8wks to a Better You Recipe,) it is healthy, delicious, and filling! I just made it the day before so not only did it make a great breakfast the kids had it as a snack too. It would also be very easy to make this on the weekend, with the kids, and freeze until you are ready to use, just take it out the night before and leave to thaw on the counter. Also if you are anything like me you always have plenty of bananas lying around! What really drew me to this specific recipe though is it is made with whole wheat flour, which we have been trying to switch over to, and instead of sugar and oil it uses honey and unsweetened applesauce. Now it was a little blander than most banana bread recipes but not tasteless bland, it was still very delicious!
So here is what you will need:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I substituted 1/2 cup of flour for a 1/2 cup of ground flax seed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 mashed overripe bananas
1.Preheat oven to 350* and grease a bread pan.
2.In a bowl combine flour, (flax seed, if you are using it), baking soda, and salt.
3.In another bowl combine applesauce and honey, stir in eggs and mashed bananas, mix well.
4.Then mix your dry ingredients and wet ingredients until moist, don’t over mix.
5.Pour batter into prepared bread pan.
6.Bake for 60-65 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
7.Cool in pan for 10 minutes, take out and place on wire cooling rack to cool completely.

I hope you and your children enjoy this as much as we did!
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