Banana Bread (Sugar and Oil Free!)

If you’re looking for a traditionally sweet and somewhat oily banana bread, this is not that.  But there is plenty of sweetness, I assure you! (if your bananas are super ripe.)  Oh and a trick for softening the bananas, put them in the pre-heating oven (with skins on) for about 10 minutes.  They won’t get any sweeter, but they will get softer hence easier to blend. 

Banana Bread (Sugar and Oil Free!)

2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (well packed) mashed banana (about 2 large VERY RIPE! bananas)

1/2 cup apple sauce (homemade recipe is below, else use store-bought)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract (Better still, use pure vanilla powder – click link & scroll down to see the section on vanilla and where you can buy the powder online)

1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Apple Sauce

1 sweet apple (eg. fuji)
1/4 cup water (just enough for the bottom of the pan so apples don’t burn)

Chop up apple,  put into a saucepan, add water, bring to a boil, turn it down and let simmer for about 10 minutes until very soft.  Blend in a blender.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease loaf pan or use parchment paper.  In large bowl, beat the eggs with a beater until fluffy. If you want to use banana slices as decoration on top, take about a half banana and set aside. (Best to use a banana that is a bit less ripe). Mush the ripe bananas (measure them out), add the apple sauce and eggs.  Add milk and vanilla and mix well.  In another bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add wet to dry ingredients. Pour into loaf pan. Bake 45 mins. 

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