I found this recipe, and it was awesome!! Call me crazy, but I thought it was a little bit sweet, so I swapped the honey with the applesauce and I think it was much better balanced. Instead of 1/2 c honey and 1/4 c apple sauce, I did 1/2 c applesauce and 1/4 c honey. Perfection.
It's so good for you, you can eat it for breakfast. It's so good tasting, you can eat it for dessert.
- 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (I never have any so I leave this out)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup safflower oil
- 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate (or semisweet chocolate chips)
- Olive oil cooking spray, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, flaxseed and salt.
- In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, beat bananas until smooth. Add egg whites and beat until combined. Gradually mix in applesauce, honey and safflower oil. (OR you can do what I do and put the bananas and eggs in the blender and whip 'em up good and then add in the the remaining wet ingredients)
- Mix dry ingredients into banana mixture; stir in chocolate. (You can add the dry ingredients to the blender and pulse a few times, but you'll have to stir the chocolate chips in with a spoon)
- Mist a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until browned on top.
Update: When I pulled my banana bread out of the oven I stuck a knife in it and it was still doughy in the middle. So I put some foil over the top and stuck it back in for ten minutes and voila! Perfectly baked. Also, when mixing the batter I used a whole egg instead of two egg whites because it's just one yolk and I hate to waste :)