I have a TON of ripe bananas in my freezer:
I like to buy bananas at Costco because they are so cheap, yet my boyfriend and I can never eat them fast enough before they get all brown. I love to bake and eat banana bread but since I have been trying to eat healthy I have not made banana bread in months. I decided yesterday that I wanted to make banana bread, yet I wanted to make a “healthy” version. I googled healthy banana bread and I found this recipe: http://caloriecount.about.com/healthy-banana-bread-recipe-r10419
|1 1/4||cup flour|
|1 1/4||teaspoon baking powder|
|1/2||teaspoon baking soda|
|2 1/2||teaspoon cinnamon|
|1 1/2||cup bananas|
- In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. in larger bowl mix together bananas, egg whites, sugar, oil and vanilla. stir in flour mixture until moistened. Pour into sprayed 8x4x2 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 mins until toothpick comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 10 mins. Remove from pan and enjoy.
I decided make a few modifications to the recipe. First, I think spices in banana bread are disgusting so I omitted both the cinnamon and nutmeg. Second, I wanted to make the recipe healthier so I used whole wheat flour instead of white flour. After I mixed up all the ingredients, I tried a little taste of the batter and it was GROSS. I decided that I would go ahead and not add any additional ingredients to the recipe. After the bread finished baking, I tried a bite of the banana bread. The bread turned out to be very dense with no flavor whatsoever. I immediately put both loaves into the trash.
While it was a great idea to make banana bread with healthy ingredients, I wish I would have just followed my grandma’s banana bread recipe. Her recipe calls for a stick of butter and two cups of sugar, yet my grandma’s banana bread is delicious.