Healthy Applesauce Banana Bread Recipe by mott’s
No matter the time of day or year, banana bread can make for a satisfying treat that is surprising healthy. Made with 100 percent whole wheat flour instead of white, no refined sugar is added, instead using natural honey or maple syrup that have more trace nutrients than processed ones. A reasonable amount of unrefined oil (extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil) also helps lower calories and fat intake significantly.
Additionally, this recipe is simple and requires no special baking ingredients or techniques – food scientists at mott’s have discovered that replacing one-third cup of applesauce for oil in a typical yellow cake mix saves an incredible 73 grams of fat and 642 calories!
To create this moist and delectable treat, mashed bananas are combined with applesauce, cinnamon and nuts to produce an instantaneous quick bread that is ready to enjoy in less than an hour – perfect for including in lunch boxes or as a special snack for guests!
This nutritious banana bread recipe is easy to make and deliciously delicious, featuring more fiber, less fat, and lower caloric intake than its classic counterpart. Perfect for gluten free diets! Use this base recipe as the basis of other fruit-filled quick bread recipes such as blueberry muffins or strawberry nutmeg bread.
This recipe is straightforward and makes two small loaf cakes or six to eight muffins. Be sure to use a light-colored pan, since dark pans tend to overcook their centers. Add extra flavor with vanilla extract; or switch up this classic with chopped dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries or dark chocolate chips for more nutrition and flavor! For optimal freshness store your banana bread in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic or aluminum foil when finished baking!