Banana Bread

19 09 2010

Mr. KD has been requesting banana bread for a few weeks now.

Sunday morning seems like the perfect time for baking a fresh bread.  Doesn’t it?

As soon as I woke up this morning, I hit the kitchen with one motive: Make a delicious, but healthy banana bread that we could snack all throughout the week.

I’m not sure if your family has a go-to recipe, but mine does not.  As much as I love banana bread, I actually can’t remember my mom ever making one.  So, I was on my own and left to scour endless recipes.  There might be more recipes for banana bread than any other food on the planet.  There were so many to choose from.  They all included some mix of flour, sugar, eggs and bananas.

I decided to go out on a whim and create my own recipe.  I used what I read on the web for inspiration, but put a KD spin on it to create a bread that’s slightly lighter than the average.

Mr. KD and I were quite impressed with the results.  My only complaint is that my bananas should have been more ripe.  Make sure those babies are really brown.  That’s when bananas exude the most banana deliciousness for baking.  The bananas I used could have gone a few more days, but the remainder of the ingredients created a fluffy, soft, delicious bread that I think you should try the next time you decide to whip up this crowd-pleasing snack.


Banana Bread (Makes 8 slices)

  • 2 large & 1 small very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, 1 egg white
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the bottom of a 8 x 4 loaf pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.

Mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. 

In a large bowl, mix together bananas, sugar, egg, egg white, oil, applesauce, milk and vanilla. 

Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.

Pour into the loaf pan and bake for approximately 50 – 55 minutes.

Best served warm with butter :wink:

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I enjoyed a slice with a side of fresh, ripe strawberries for breakfast.


Now, it’s time to put the pulled pork in the crock pot to enjoy during the game!!

See ya!



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7 responses

19 09 2010
Stephanie @ Single in the City

Banana bread with butter…KILL ME NOW!!! It’s one of my FAVORITE things to eat! *sigh*

19 09 2010

Looks awesome…although I have to have walnuts in my banana bread. I love the added crunch and texture!

19 09 2010

Me too, girl. But, Mr. Kd isn’t a fan.

19 09 2010
Liz @ Blog is the New Black

Love me some ‘naner bread! I do have a go-to recipe but yours is healthier and sounds delish. I did some baking yesterday and will share this week! ;)

19 09 2010
Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul

Banana bread elicits has such warm and happy memories and emotions. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’m always impressed when people create their own!

19 09 2010

My mom has a ton of great recipes and banana bread is NOT one of them, so I’m so glad you shared one here! Sounds yummy. And yeah, I can see why they need to be ripe. That shouldn’t really be a problem for me because I always have a hard time eating all my bananas before they get too brown!

19 09 2010
Diana @ frontyardfoodie

Mmmm! Banana bread is definitely a favorite of mine. I always use maple syrup instead of sugar (always my healthy version sweet addition) because it gives things a great flavor. Adding applesauce must make it so moist! I’ll have to do that next time.

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