January 30, 2009

Strawberry Banana Bread

I've got another variation on banana bread to share today. Not because I was planning to make a new one, but because now My Oldest has decided that each time we have to try something new. Yes, I have created a monster! A cute one, but now he's starting to challenge my creativity!

So, when we were gathering ingredients to make banana bread, I suggested we make the Banana Blueberry Bread again. He said we did that one already, so I took a peek into the freezer to see what other fruit I might have that would work. A bag of frozen strawberries looked like our best option. He's not crazy about strawberries as a rule - that's his brother's favorite thing to munch on these days. Being the adventurous eater that he is, he said that we should definitely add them to the bread.
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I played around with some ingredient changes - swapped out applesauce for the melted butter and egg substitute for the egg. The bread came out so nice and moist. Each slice had bits of strawberry in it that added just the right amount of color and burst of berry goodness.

Check out these muffins, I just have to convince My Oldest that muffins are just as good (if not better) than a slice of bread.
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Sophistimom - Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
No Fear Entertaining -Chocolate Banana Muffins


Strawberry Banana Bread
Source: Patsyk

Ingredients

  • 3 over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, chopped


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 3 6-inch loaf pans by spraying with cooking spray.
  2. Combine bananas through egg substitute in a bowl. Combine thoroughly.
  3. Combine all-purpose flour through cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the banana mixture, then stir until just combined. Add strawberries and stir to ensure they are all coated with the flour mixture. Next, pour in the banana mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 40-45 minutes - or until the top is golden brown and springs back when lightly touched. Allow to cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing.

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11 comments:

Lisa said...

Bananas and strawberries are a great combination. I love how strawberries will make the bread a little tart.

Heather said...

mmm. i love banana bread, and as natural of a combo as it is, i've never thought of adding strawberries. looks lovely!

Joelen said...

Mmm - those bits of fresh stawberry and banana look delicious!

That Girl said...

I love strawberries, and I love bananas, but for some reason I don't love the two of them together. Does that mean I'm broken?

Karen said...

How great that your son wants to experiment with baking! The bread looks delicious!

Laura said...

your strawberry and banana bread looks fantastic. i will be giving this a try!

Donna-FFW said...

I love all things banana and strawberry.. this is the perfect bread for me. It looks delicious!

Megan said...

I'm not a huge fan of banana bread but when you add another flavor to it, like chocolate, coconut, or in this case, strawberrys, I'm there. This sounds really good.

alexandra's kitchen said...

this looks delicious and so healthy. i love using applesauce in place of butter. and i love any kind of banana bread. yum!

Ashley said...

This looks moist and delicious! Yum!

~RED~ said...

Looking good! I like it when people experiment!! Awesome!

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