Thursday, September 20, 2012

Healthy Easy Banana Bread Recipe

I came across this on a google search and boy it is delicious.  Of course, I modified it a little bit because the original recipe had nutmeg in it and we did not care for that on the first attempt.  I also added pecan pieces to it and I make sure I put in at least the amount of bananas that the recipe calls for or just a little more.

In the original recipe, it stated a 50 to 55 minute baking time at 350 degrees.  Unfortunately, I found that I had to bake it for almost 60 minutes.  Of course that could be my oven.  So please experiment with what works best in your kitchen.

This is a very healthy recipe made without any oil or all the other bad stuff that people tend use in baking.  We used Mott's Apple Sauce (NO sugar added) and it did not have high fructose corn syrup.  We try to avoid high fructose corn syrup as much as we can. 

So here is the easy recipe.


  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 to 4 Bananas (1 ½ Cups Banana Mashed)
  • 1/3 Cup Applesauce
  • ½ Cup Cranberries
  • ½ Cup Crushed Pecans (Pecan Chips)


1.  Mix Dry Ingredients Together
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Crushed Pecans
2.  Mix Wet Ingredients Together
  • Mashed Bananas
  • Apple Sauce
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Cranberries
3.  Combine Ingredients together and pour batter into the 8x4 loaf pan
4.  Bake for 50-55 (possibly 60) minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
5.  Remove Banana Bread from pan, cool on wire rack before slicing

The source of this recipe is Easy Banana Bread Recipe by

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