Healthy Banana Bread (a.k.a. Yucky Banana Bread)

I am only posting this recipe to show that not everything I make turns out to be a keeper. This recipe was bookmarked on several people's Pinterest pages the last few weeks, so I thought I would give it a try. Well, it was horrible! It DOES NOT turn out like the picture that is shown on the original recipe site. Because it's made with whole wheat flour, it's very dense and grainy. It may be healthier, but it does not taste that great. Unfortunately, mine is going to go to the birds. I'll stick with the less healthier banana bread that tastes great. Here's the recipe, though, in case someone else who likes dense, grainy bread wants to give it a shot.

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 mashed overripe bananas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. 

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Tabby said...

I've had a few recipes that have turned out like this too recently...oh well guess they can't all be winners :)