This delicious, low-fat banana bread is now a favorite of mine:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup Spelt flour (or whole-wheat flour)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs (or 1 egg & 2 egg whites)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1 tablespoon flour to mix with cherries
Mix first seven dry ingredients in a bowl. In a larger bowl, mix the eggs, oil, and applesauce. Add bananas and stir until mixed well. Add the flour mixture until all ingredients are moistened. Mix cherries with 1 tablespoon flour and add to mixture. Pour into greased 9″x 5″ loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean. Let cool.
After the bread has completely cooled, wrap tightly in plastic wrap for freshness. Store at room temperature for up to a week. Flavor is best at room temperature.