Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Keeping healthy in the new year!

Why, hello there blog! I'm putting together a few recipes to help stick to diets and new years resolutions. First up is a healthy banana bread. This recipe uses no butter, oil or eggs and still manages to be tasty!

Lightened Up Banana Bread
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
2 tbs ground flax seed, plus 4 tbs water (substitute 2 eggs if you don't have flax)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tbs maple syrup (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1 tsp salt

Combine bananas, sugar, applesauce, flax/water, maple syrup and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Combine dry ingredients and banana mixture, but don't over do it on the mixing. Bake at 350 in a lightly greased baking dish. Depending on the dish it should take 30-40 minutes. I used a bundt cake pan for fun! If you serve 10, this will run you about 200 calories a slice.


rob said...

Try soy yogurt in there sometime. It makes it nice and moist and gives it some bacteria tang.

Holly said...

Thanks, Rob! I've got another batch to make this week, so I'll give it a try!