Banana Bread

24 09 2009

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I always make sure to have some fruit options at home. This past week, I realized that I overlooked a small bunch of bananas which were ripening quickly, so I knew it was time to make some banana bread. The last time I made banana bread, I wasn’t very impressed, so I tried another recipe. This one was much better!

Banana Bread
adapted from Allrecipes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

The Skinny – per serving, serves 12

Calories: 184.5
Fat: 1.3 g
Fiber: 1.7 g

banana bread




5 responses

24 09 2009

i love fiber , its filled with vitamines i will try this someday. never heard of banana + bread..weird haha but does it taste good?

24 09 2009

Yes, it’s very good!

28 09 2009
Lynn (The Actors Diet)

yum! i love using applesauce in my baking. just found your blog!

28 09 2009
Skinny Banana Bread « Moonlight and Magnolias

[…] to throw them away.  So, yesterday afternoon, I decided it would be good to make a loaf up, using this recipe I saw over on Skinny Food by Amy.  Amy is one of the ‘bees (actually the only one I’ve had the […]

28 09 2009

I love banana bread and have 3 bags of bananas in my freeze begging to be used!

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