Saturday, September 8, 2012

Applesauce Banana Bread

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Do you happen to have Amazon Fresh in your area?  It's a home delivery grocery service from Amazon.Com and I've used it for two years now and really like it. The
prices are very reasonable, if you buy enough from them the delivery is free.

It's very convenient to just go online and order routine items, such as paper towels, toilet paper, sugar, flour, produce, beer, milk, juices, cereal, and even produce, meats,  etc.

They have one quirk though. Sometimes, they will run out of an item just as your delivery is coming up. So, even though you ordered it, you don't receive it.

They adjust your bill of course, but it can be annoying, especially if you were going
to make something and don't receive it.

Two weeks ago, I received my order from Amazon Fresh and noticed the bananas
I ordered didn't show up.  Oh well, I figured they were just out.

10 days later, a bag I had stored in the pantry with a six pack of beer, I noticed had
my bananas in them! So I did receive them, I just didn't know it. And now they were over ripe. 

Only one solution.

Applesauce Banana Bread!

I like to add applesauce as a substitute for oil or butter. It's healthier, and adds moistness and depth to the finished bread.

Cream cheese or butter on it fresh from the oven.


Ingredients and Method:

3 or 4 bananas (over-ripe)
1 cup white sugar
2 -3 eggs
3/4 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour ( I used bread flour and it was fine, but all purpose works well)

Mix bananas and sugar with mixer until well blended and the bananas are completely

Add eggs and applesauce and mix.

Add the flour and baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract.

Combine thoroughly. It should be a fairly thick batter.

Spray a 8 or 9 inch loaf pan and gently spoon batter into pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Check to see if a toothpick comes out clean
at 40 minutes, and bake more if still not fully baked. Do not over bake or it will be dry.

You want it done but retaining the moistness.


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Patrick Del Rosario said...

Will the over-ripe banana makes the bread taste better? I used to make banana cake with normal ripe banana.

The Merlin Menu said...

It calls for overripe bananas because they are so soft and will incorporate more fully and easily into the batter.