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By | January 24, 2015

Lower-Fat Banana Bread (Vegan)

image by Sarah Cady
  • 3 small ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

-Preheat oven to 350’F. Lightly grease an 9×5 inch loaf pan.
-In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas really well. Add the sugar, applesauce, oils and molasses, and which briskly to        incorporate.
-Soft in the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix until the wet and dry ingredients are just combined.
-Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. The top should be lightly browned and a knife inserted through  the center should come out clean.
-Remove from the oven and invert onto a cooling rack; flip the bread right side up and let cool.

Calories 222.1;  Calories from Fat 52/23%;  Total Fat 5.8 g/8%;  Saturated Fat 0.4 g/2%;  Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g/16%; Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g/8%; TransFat 0.0 g/0%; Cholesterol 0.0 mg/0%;  Sodium 214.8 mg/8%;  Potassium 199.2 mg/5%;  Magnesium 23.7 mg/0%;  Total Carbohydrate 40.4 g/13%;  Dietary Fiber 1.6 g/6%;  Protein 2.9%/5%

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