Sunday, January 13, 2013

Healthier Banana Bread

3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup agave syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
11/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup rolled oats
3 small bananas, mashed
1/3 cup sour cream ( or low fat buttermilk)
1/4 cup apple sauce (or canola oil)
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a loaf pan with butter.

In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk together all the dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients.  Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir to combine.  I use a large silicone spatula.  Don't over mix. 

Pour into the loaf pan and bake 40 - 45 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. 

We like to make mini loafs or muffins.  Bake these for 25 minutes or so, watching carefully not to over bake. 

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