Banana Date Nut Bread

Here’s an easy variation on traditional banana bread.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking  powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup apple sauce

1 cup smashed bananas(about 2 very ripe bananas)

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 cup chopped pitted dates

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a large loaf pan.  In a large bowl mix the first 5 ingredients;

flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda

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Add the apple sauce and mix in well.  The original recipe calls for shortening.  We replaced it with applesauce, it is just as moist and healthier!

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Stir in mashed bananas and beaten eggs.

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Add the chopped dates and nuts, mix in well.

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Pour batter into the greased loaf pan.  Place in the preheated oven to bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cool, slice and enjoy!

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2 responses

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