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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Homemade Banana Bread

It's always a good night when your home smells like this!


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 Homemade Banana Bread adapted from The Yum Yum Factor. This bread packs three-four huge bananas, eggs/egg whites, oatmeal, white whole wheat flour, cinnamon, sugar, and even greek yogurt.  It's safe to say there is a lot of fiber and protein in it!
 
 
Low Fat Banana Bread Ingredients:
 
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup instant rolled oats
1 tbls canola oil
2 tbls greek  yogurt
1 large egg, beaten
2 medium egg whites, beaten
3 large ripe bananas
4 tsp apple sauce (I used flax seeds as substitute since I didn't have any)
extra oats for sprinkling on top of the loaf
 
Preheat the oven to 350F
Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients right through to the oats.
In a smaller bowl, mash the bananas with a potato masher. Add the oil, the apple sauce, the yogurt and the whole egg and mix thoroughly.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well - batter is really thick and still partially dry at this point so don't panic.
In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites to medium stiff peaks with a hand mixer and fold them into the batter.
Pour the batter into  your prepared loaf pan, sprinkle a few tbls of oats over the top and bake until the top is firm to the touch, 45 - 50 minutes (mine baked for 50 minutes).Take it out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes before flipping it out onto a rack for another 10 minutes 


The best part of this recipe is that it is husband approved!

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