Some recipes just make me proud.
These are the ones that have evolved and been perfected over many, many years of making and baking..
Enter one of the best examples:
BBB*– Best Banana Bread ever.
For starters, I’ll say I mostly make muffins out of this batter. They freeze beautifully and my husband likes to microwave one or two in the morning for breakfast. Over time, what’s changed most about this recipe is how healthy it’s become. I’ve made additions and substitutions and the finished product below is pretty darn moist and delicious with not a lot of ‘bad for you’ ingredients.
In a bowl beat:
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon of each: Vanilla, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon
Put two snack-sized (individual cups) of applesauce into a one cup measure, top it off with extra virgin olive oil..add to bowl and mix with:
4 mushed bananas.
Add one cup wheat germ and 2 1/3 cups white flour.
Add shaved dark chocolate or chocolate chips to taste. This is where the sweetness will come from. Original recipe called for 1-2 cups of sugar! 😧 (Waay too much!!)
I also like to add chopped walnuts.
Scoop into muffin cups and bake at 350 until golden brown.