The recipe is supposed to be made in a 9x5 pan, but I wanted to use my fave 8 inch bread pan, so with the leftover batter, I made a mini-loaf of banana bread. I'm not sure on the size- it was one of those mini disposable aluminum pans. It was perfect for giving away! ;)
Note: The recipe below calls for whole wheat pastry flour- regular whole wheat is fine. It will just be a bit heavier. It also calls for Greek yogurt- but regular plain yogurt is fine, too. Don't even bother draining it or anything. I used to make this with regular ww flour and regular plain yogurt, and it was still good. I also have made this with ALL whole wheat flour and it's still good.
My Banana Bread
by What a Dish!
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 large eggs
3-4 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain yogurt)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (can use regular whole wheat)
1 cup white flour (can use all whole-wheat flour)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsley chopped walnuts or pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
2. Mix sugar, butter and applesauce in a large bowl (can use a mixer). Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, yogurt and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flours, wheat germ, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
3. Pour into pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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