Low-fat banana bread
Note: If making muffins, cook for 18 minutes!
2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas
1/4 cup applesauce (I used the unsweetened cinnamon kind)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp molasses (tip: spray the measuring spoon w/oil to prevent sticking)
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
I added 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/3 cup walnuts.
-Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x5" loaf pan (or muffin tins)
-In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas really well. Add sugar, applesauce, oil, and molasses, and whisk briskly to incorporate.
-Sift in the flour, baking soda, spices, salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix until the wet/dry ingredients are just combined. Fold in chocolate chips/nuts if using.
-Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake for 45-50 min. The top should be lightly browned and a knife inserted should be clean.
-Remove from oven and invert onto a cooling rack - flip right side up and cool.