Saturday, June 13, 2009
Brown Sugar Banana Bread
I love banana bread! There is nothing like the smell of a fresh loaf of banana bread in the oven. Sometimes I buy bananas, just to let them turn brown to sacrifice them for my banana bread needs! I have been known to attack people that are throwing away bananas that think have gone bad! The craving hit the family so, I looked around at some ideas (as I normally do when I am in the mood to make something different). We all have a file of the same types of recipes, but I wanted to do something different. I came across a recipe that used only brown sugar. Seriously, could you go wrong with bananas and brown sugar??? I changed it up quite a bit, so I am posting my version here. I lowered the fat and took out the egg. This bread was eaten in a day here. YUM!

Brown Sugar Banana Bread
(adapted from Eating Well)

1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 TBSP flax meal + 6 TBSP hot water
1 cup soured soy milk (1 TBSP vinegar or lemon juice then fill the rest of the cup with soy milk)
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup Smart Balance Light, melted
1 3/4 cups mashed bananas
Extra Brown Sugar for the top (about 1/4 cup)

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Mix the flax mixture, soured soy milk, brown sugar, butter and mashed bananas in another bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. Pour the batter into the bread pan. Sprinkle extra brown sugar on top.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.
The brown sugar on top was so good! We love the crispy tops on moist breads!


posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 3:00 PM  
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