Our family loves Banana Nut Bread. In fact, I just pulled two loaves out of the oven; one for our family and the other for my Dad.
Both of our families are looking for healthier alternatives to our favorites, and it is a must for my Dad, as he recently underwent emergency heart surgery, even though he had no symptoms or underlying health conditions that even alerted us to his problems!
One of our mutual faves is Banana Nut Bread. The tastiest recipe for Banana Bread is the one I found on Money Saving Mom’s website. It is really yummy, but I needed to make some healthier substitutions for some of the ingredients.
Here is my take on Money Saving Mom’s Banana Bread Recipe:
Banana Nut Bread
2 cups Flour (unbleached all-purpose, whole-wheat, or 1 cup of each)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Sucanat
1/2 cup raw Honey
1/4 cup Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Homemade Applesauce
2 Eggs, beaten
4 brown Bananas
1/2 tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Milk
1/2 – 1 cup Pecans, toasted
Add bananas and wet ingredients to your mixer and let it mix while you whisk together the dry ingredients. Grease your loaf pan with coconut oil.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ones in your mixer, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Stir in toasted pecans.
Add mixture to loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes, (or until toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean… 1 hour, 15 minutes is exact for my oven.). I set my timer and turn the pan at 30 minute intervals.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
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