Thursday, February 3, 2011

Banana Apple Bread

We try to eat healthy in our house. So I try to find recipes we like and change them to fit our healthy lifestyle. At times this is a challenge and my recipe is no good, other times with a little tweaking here and there, we end up with a recipe we are happy with.

Here is one recipe I have tried and the family loves.

Banana Apple Bread

Original ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup nuts (chopped)
  • 1 large apple (peeled, cored, chopped)


My Changes (in blue):

1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon Stevia powder extract(instead of sugar)
A dash of cinnamon
Flaxseed mixture (instead of eggs...healthy and good for cholesterol )
2/3 cups applesauce (instead of oil)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large bananas (extra ripe)
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1 large apple(peeled,cored, chopped)


Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Mix together flour... Stevia...

baking soda...sea salt...and cinnamon.

Add milk...vanilla...and apple sauce...

followed by the flaxseed mixture...

Stir well.
( If it seems a little dry, add milk a "splash" at a time. You do not want it to be to thin.)

Grab your chopped apples and mashed bananas...

and mix them in with the flour mixture.

Fill your previously greased loaf pan or muffin pans about 1/2-3/4 full.

Add any extra berries or nuts you would like...we usually add blueberries and whatever nut I have on hand...

Place it in the oven...

and cook for about 20 min. A loaf pan will take close to an hour.
Stick a knife in, if it comes out clean, they are done.

When finished cooking, place muffins (in this case) on a plate on the table and wait for the family to come running for a treat when they smell the great aroma.

Just a note or two: I usually triple this recipe. A normal recipe will make 2 loaves or about 24 muffins.

I also like to under cook these a little. If you use eggs, it needs to be completely done.



Laura said...

We'll have to try this, it looks so yummy!!!!

Taryn said...

Yum Yum!!! I'll go ahead and put my order in now, thank you!

His bondservant said...

This looks so delicious. I will have to give it a try. And I really like stevia too!