Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Healthy Banana Bread, Take 2

Well well well. Who knew my banana bread recipe here could get healthier?

With a couple of small changes, this recipe cuts out the refined sugar and adds a little bit more protein.

  1. 1 1/2 cups sifted whole wheat flour
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 3 medium, ripe (turning brown) bananas, mashed
  7. 1/4 cup egg substitute
  8. 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup agave nectar
  9. 1/4 cup all natural unsweetened applesauce
  10. 1 tbsp all natural smooth peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x4x2 loaf pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon).
  • In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the next four ingredients (bananas, egg, agave nectar, applesauce, peanut butter).
  • In the dry ingredient bowl, make a well in the center.
  • Pour the wet ingredients all at once into the well.
  • Combine ingredients til dry is now wet like a batter. The batter will be lumpy. Do not over mix.
  • Place batter in greased loaf pan.
  • Place in oven for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick (or slender picking type object of your choice) comes out clean when you insert it in the center of the bread.
  • Let cool completely on wire rack (pop it out of pan)
  • Wrap it in plastic wrap for about 24 hours (if you can wait that long) before cutting into it.
  • Serves 8 slices

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slices

Amount per Serving

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 12.4

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1.38g
Saturated Fat 0.13g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 184.72mg
Total Carbohydrate 32.88g
Dietary Fiber 5.03g
Sugars 12.56g
Protein 4.63g

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to make this! I have a zucchini bread recipe from my mom that I love, but it's full of unhealthy stuff. This would be a great base for a healthier version!