Saturday, May 22, 2010

Banana Bread

Banana Bread


1 ¾ cups flour
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
1/3 cup organic natural sugar (not refined)
1/3 cup Earth’s Balance butter (this is a non-dairy butter)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons rice milk
2 bananas mashed up
½ cup unsweetened natural applesauce
1/3 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven at 350 degrees
Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside

In a bowl mix together sugar and Earth’s Balance butter. Add eggs and rice milk and mix until smooth.  Add flour mixture and bananas, alternating a little of each at a time until smooth and creamy. Add Applesauce and mix. Fold in pecans.

Fold batter into a pre-greased loaf pan (I use an organic olive oil spray). Sprinkle top with some Pecans if desired. Bake at 350 for one hour. I always check it at the 45-50 minute mark so as not to overcook and dry out. Remove from oven and cool

*This is a family favorite. Served warm from the oven or sliced and toasted for breakfast. I think you can slice and freeze if desired but have never done that as it has never lasted long enough. This does have sugar but I have always felt that in the grand scheme of things….this is better than most cakes or breads. (Good for those cheat days)

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