Here’s an easy variation on traditional banana bread.
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
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
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!
Stir in mashed bananas and beaten eggs.
Add the chopped dates and nuts, mix in well.
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.
Cool, slice and enjoy!