Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In The Kitchen with Lola - Banana Berry Applesauce Walnut Bread!

I thought I would take a break from my travel tales to share a recipe with you today. It was one of those happy accidents that come from a sudden necessity to diverge from one's original plan.

I had some over ripe bananas and a need to bake, but not enough banana to make my usual favorite banana bread. After hunting for recipes calling for 1 and 3/4 ripe bananas and ending up nowhere, I figured I'd just wing it and hope for the best. What else do I have on hand that isn't quite enough to make a tried and true recipe that I could throw in to make up something entirely new?

And so...

Banana Berry Applesauce Walnut Bread was born, and it is good!

While I didn't measure everything I wrote up a recipe immediately after tasting that should do the trick.

Banana Berry Applesauce Walnut Bread

Dry ingredients:
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
3/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
Aprox. 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

Wet ingredients:
Aprox. 2 very ripe Bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
2/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 Cup Plain yogurt
2 Eggs lightly beaten
4 Tbs. Butter melted and cooled (you could use veg. oil as well)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Frozen Berries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack on lower middle shelf.
Grease and lightly flour one large loaf pan or 2 smaller loaf pans and set aside.

Mix all the the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Mix all of the wet ingredients in another bowl.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Lumpy batter is good.

Pour the mixture into loaf pans and bake in oven for aprox. 40 minutes if using 2 smaller loaf pans and aprox. 60 minutes if using one large loaf pan; until you stick in a toothpick to the center and it comes out clean.
Baking times may vary!
Let the bread sit in the pan for 5 minutes then turn onto cooling rack to let cool completely or as long as you can stand it before cutting into it and gobbling it up!

And yes, it is a bit more cake than bread, but never mind that, it is delicious!

Happy baking!


Flaming Nora said...

You have no idea how hungry I am.
Andrew has gone out and didn't cook me my dinner before he went. How inconsiderate. What am I supposed to do? I can't even eat your flipping banana berry applesauce walnut bread. Put some in the post will you?

Mare said...

Oh that looks SO delicious!

vintage grey said...

Oh, so yummy! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

Heather said...

it certainly looks pretty! Heather x

Annie Cholewa said...

It looks and sounds it! I will definitely be trying this :D

june at noon said...

If it's cake that you can call bread, and thus feel even healthier about it, then there's nothing wrong with that!

june at noon said...

If it's cake that you can call bread, and thus feel even healthier about it, then there's nothing wrong with that!

Naturally Carol said...

Yum! It looks lovely and moist..nuts and berries, delicious!

mel @ loved handmade said...

This looks SO good! I hope you and your girl are back to normal soon, enjoy your down time..x