Nod your head, smile.
Unfortunately, not every healthy recipe you may find, is a good one!
I found this recipe last night while trying to figure out what to do with the three bananas that were turning brown on my kitchen counter. I thought it sounded good, and the best part (since we're TRYING to be more health conscious) was that it had no sugar, no butter/oil, and no eggs. Sound tempting?
Now before you turn away, I must say that it actually did taste good. The consistency was not that of a normal "bread," (it was very moist and chewy). I let it go five minutes past the suggested time, but was afraid it would burn the top.
Anyway, here's the recipe. I might try and add a little more flour next time, and I would definitely puree the banana instead of mashing it. Like I said, the taste was good, so if you have any suggestions on how to improve the texture, I'm all ears!
(Healthy) Banana-Applesauce Bread
3 bananas (mashed with a fork)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
Mix all ingredients together.
As you can see, I sorta mashed the banana, but figured I would just use my hand mixer and it would be ok. Typicall, I would get out my blender, add a little of the liquid, and puree. But I was being lazy. I think that would have really helped.
Next, pour into the prepared (sprayed with Pam) loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. I actually added five minutes (not on purpose, I was busy).
Here's what it looked like when it came out of the oven:
And here's what it looked like after I let it cool for ten minutes, then took it out of the pan:
Oops! It fell a bit. But, still sorta tasty! :)
Here's what I would do differently:
1) Puree the banana, with a little of the water, in the blender till smooth.
2) Mix with a spoon, not a hand mixer.
3) Add maybe a 1/4 cup more flour.
4) Cook a tad bit longer.
If you have any suggestions on how to make this a better recipe, I'd love to hear it!