We have a “tried and true” banana bread recipe. This week, we decided to tweek it a little, replacing shortening with applesauce to make it healthier. We also added blueberries, which made it a pretty color and very moist. Give it a try!
1 3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup walnuts
In a large bowl, mix flour….
2/3 cup sugar…
The rest of the dry ingredients, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Mix all together.
Mix in the applesauce
Peel the bananas and mash them in a small bowl. You can add more banana if you want, it will make it even moister.
Add the bananas and the blueberries to the bread mixture.
Beat the 2 eggs in a small bowl and add to the batter, mix all together.
Fold the walnuts in last.
Spread the batter evenly in the loaf pan.
Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour. It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.