Thursday, June 23, 2011

Banana Molasses Bread

If you like banana bread, you've GOT to try this variation!  It's the most delicious quick-bread I've ever invented (and first).  I basically merged two different recipes together, then added my own twists such as replacing the egg and changing to whole wheat flour.

Here's the recipe for you to enjoy.

Banana Molasses Bread

Mix together:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup molasses

In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all of above together, then in a separate bowl mash and mix:
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons milk

Stir all ingredients together until blended, then pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (toothpick should come out clean).

Serve immediately, or my favorite way- sliced then toasted then topped with cream cheese.  Delicious!  And also healthy as far as desserts go!  See below (thanks to this website where you can calculate nutrition based on ingredients).

Nutrition Facts for 1 slice of
Banana Molasses Bread
  (1 loaf = 15 servings)

Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat5.2 g
     Saturated Fat0.5 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat1.5 g
     Monounsaturated Fat2.9 g
  Cholesterol0.0 mg
  Sodium245.9 mg
  Potassium341.6 mg
  Total Carbohydrate30.6 g
     Dietary Fiber2.6 g
     Sugars12.8 g
  Protein2.4 g
  Vitamin A0.5 %
  Vitamin B-120.1 %
  Vitamin B-612.5 %
  Vitamin C3.8 %
  Vitamin D0.1 %
  Vitamin E5.3 %
  Calcium3.7 %
  Copper5.3 %
  Folate1.1 %
  Iron4.9 %
  Magnesium11.7 %
  Manganese15.3 %
  Niacin1.5 %
  Pantothenic Acid    2.0 %
  Phosphorus    1.1 %
  Riboflavin1.6 %
  Selenium4.6 %
  Thiamin1.2 %
  Zinc0.6 %
*Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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