Banana Bread - Lower Fat - serves 12
 

2 eggs
2/3 c sugar
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 c applesauce
1/3 c milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg (can use fresh ground)
1/3 c chopped walnuts or pecans

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a bread pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in bananas, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, mix thoroughly: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture, mixing just until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake in preheated pan until golden and a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Turn bread out onto a wire rack and let cool.

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