Thursday, February 18, 2010

Banana Bread

I can't believe it's been nearly two weeks since I blogged. It hasn't been that long since I baked. In fact, I tried two new recipes. I've been baking a few "old" recipes too. So let's play catch-up, shall we?

Banana Bread (Deceptively Delicious)

Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups banana puree
1/2 cup cauliflower puree (You can substitute 1 banana or 1/2 cup for this which I did.)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray. In a bowl or a zipper-lock bag, mix the flours with the baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar and oil with a spoon until well combined. Mix in the egg whites, banana and cauliflower (if using) purees, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes. Let cook on a rack for 5 minutes.

For my first attempt, I mashed the bananas by hand instead of using the food processor to make a puree. The texture will be the only difference. I made the bread again tonight, but I used the food processor this time. I have pictures of both so you can see the difference. I don't have a sliced picture of the puree type of bread because I'm giving it away tomorrow.

Hand mashed bananas

Food processor bananas


  1. i was just looking at my counter top with 3 black bananas on it... i'll have to try this one! (minus the cauliflower-- i just don't think i could do it!) =)

  2. I couldn't either! Besides, bananas are healthy so I didn't feel bad using another one. :)