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Published on June 12, 2013,

Better for you banana bread- whole wheat, no oil, no sugar! Moist and delicious!

Is it just me or does it seem like the window to eat a perfect banana is about 5 minutes?  Even when I buy them green at the store somehow it always seems like they are almost brown by the time they even reach my counter.  I decided to take a look at my favorite banana bread recipe and cut out some of the processed ingredients.  The result is a better for you banana bread that is still moist and delicious!

Better for you banana bread- whole wheat, no oil, no sugar! Moist and delicious!

I used King Arthur Whole Wheat flour instead of all-purpose white, substituted unsweetened organic applesauce for the vegetable oil, and relied on the natural sweetness of the ripe bananas with a little added honey instead of adding granulated sugar.  I also added in some Stonyfield Organic Greek yogurt.  The flavor is amazing and I don’t miss any of those processed ingredients!  I love to toast my banana bread and add a little butter.  Would also be good with a fruit or honey butter, or all natural fruit preserves spread on top!  Next time I might add a little cinnamon for some extra flavor.

Better for you banana bread- whole wheat, no oil, no sugar! Moist and delicious!

 

 

Better For You Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  5. 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  6. 1/4 cup honey
  7. 2 eggs, beaten
  8. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  9. 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees and grease pan using butter and flour. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl mix mashed bananas, yogurt, honey, beaten eggs, applesauce, and vanilla. Gradually whisk in the dry ingredients, careful not to overmix. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. I used King Arthur Whole Wheat flour, Stonyfield plain greek yogurt, Santa Cruz organic applesauce, and local honey.
Organic Is The New Black http://www.organicisthenewblack.com/
 

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