March 4, 2014

Everyday Banana Bread

Continuing with the trend of posting something good-for-me (and you) each week, I present Everyday Banana Bread.

You see, my family's banana bread recipe uses Crisco and Bisquick.  It sure is tasty.  I especially liked the way my grandma always put vanilla frosting on the top of it.  I picked up that habit too once I started making it on my own. 
However, I wanted to start making a banana bread that I can eat for breakfast.  Something without a lot of sugar because most of us have learned the hard way that sugar for breakfast won't make us any peppier come Monday morning at 10am.

I topped this with a little natural peanut butter and a drizzle of honey.

Everyday Banana Bread

2 mashed bananas
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 T. unsweetened applesauce
2 T. apple butter
2 T. oil (I used canola)
1/3 cup brown sugar (You could use molasses…I just didn't have any.)
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 cups flour

With an electric mixer, combine the bananas, egg, vanilla, applesauce, apple butter, oil, and brown sugar.  In a separate bowl, stir together the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour.  Add to the wet ingredients.  
Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

(Note: You could also do this in an 8x8 pan and just adjust the baking time.)

My other favorite breakfast breads:


  1. Yum! This looks amazing! I wish Mike liked banana bread, I always want to make it! I think I might make it this weekend just for myself ;) at least then I don't have to share! I love your idea of peanut butter and honey on it too, I love that combo.

  2. I loooooooooove a good banana bread! I made one for the first time a week or so after we got married and I felt so domestic haha! I make one prob once a month now. I'll have to give this recipe a try!!!

  3. I love banana bread - I usually get my dad to make it for me, I'm going to die when we move away from them this time lol. Thanks for the recipe though, I'm going to give a try this week.


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