Over the last couple of days it seems like everybody is making banana bread. I had a few banana’s in my freezer, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make banana bread. April posted a banana bread recipe a couple days ago; so I ran it through a points calculator (adding pecans of course) and I was shocked when the calculator read 100 points! I knew John wouldn’t eat any of it since it contained so many points, so I set to work to try to make it healthier.
Before too long, I did! I had it down to 29 points! I made 4 mini loaves with 1 batch, and 1 big loaf with another batch. (I did add some pecans to the larger loaf that are not included in the 29 points.)
Banana Bread Recipe (from Katie at Good Things Catered) my changes in blue
1/2 c. shortening (1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce, I might use more like 3/4 cup next time)
1 c. sugar (1 cup Splenda)
2 eggs (1/2 cup eggbeaters)
1 c. mashed bananas (about 3 medium; the browner, the better!)
3 Tbsp sour cream (I used fat free)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-In bowl of stand mixer, cream shortening and sugar.
-Beat in eggs one at a time; then bananas, sour cream, and lemon juice.
-Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
-Slowly add dry ingredients to mixture.
-Pour into greased and floured 9×5×3 loaf pan.
-Bake for 60 minutes.
This bread is sooo yummy! John and I both ate quite a bit of it right out of the oven. It’s definetly not going to stay for too long at our house.
Here are the mini loaves baking in the oven.
Okay, so I’m a pretty absent minded cook. Many mishaps happen while I’m in the kitchen, I think it’s because God thinks I’m funny. 🙂 So, I’m going to start relaying them in my blog. Here’s the first installment.
Funny Cooking Story:
While making this recipe, I got the sour cream out of my fridge. It was a new container that had never been opened. So I slipped my finger under the lid to open it and OUCH! What just happened?
Yup, a “paper cut” on my finger. I mean seriously, who cuts their finger while opening up a container of sour cream!