Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

After eating some of Holly's delicious zuchinni bread, I decided to search out a healthier way to make banana bread. I found this recipe online and we loved the way it turned out.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup mashed bananas (3 ripe)
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
*Mix oil and honey. Add eggs and mix well. Add bananas and vanilla. Mix well, then add flour, salt, soda and hot water. Blend in nuts if desired. Pour into greased bread pans (I used two smaller ones) and bake for one hour at 325. Cool on wire rack before slicing.
*If you want to be even healthier, you could try applesauce instead of oil. If you try it and it works, let us know. Thanks!


the DeCampos Family said...

This is Cindi DeCampos (Christensen). I love your site and I am always checking for yummy recipes!! I found a recipe, not sure what site, and it is very similar to yours and it uses applesauce instead of oil and it yummy. I make them at least once a week. Oh and I put them in muffin tins! So I thought I would show you this recipe and you can compare....

Healthy Honey Banana Muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. round nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
6 T. honey

Ina large bowl combine the first 5 ingredients. Combine the eggs, banana, applesauce and honey; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the raisins.

Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray;fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Rachel Cunningham said...

Thanks Cindi! I like the muffin idea. My kids would be all over that. I'm going to try the applesauce next time.

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