One of my favorite baked goods is banana bread. Of course my family's favorite recipe called for eggs and a lot of oil so I had to find something to replace those ingredients with but still make it taste really good and not like cardboard. I found this recipe on the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine website....DELICIOUS!
2 ripe bananas
1/4 c maple syrup
1 1/4 c Almond milk
2 t vanilla extract
2 1/4 c whole-wheat flour
1 T baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/3 c walnuts, chopped
non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mist an 8 inch square glass baking pan with cooking spray.
- Combine bananas, syrup, almond milk, and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well. Place remaining ingredients, except walnuts, in a separate large bowl and stir together. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients, sprinkling in about 1/3 at a time. Mix until well combined. Batter will be very thick. Stir in walnuts.
- Spoon batter into prepared baking pan. Bake on center rack of oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan on a cooling rack. Serve warm.
Another favorite recipe of mine is for Apple Crisp. Here is a healthy version that is really, really good:
1/2 c old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
2 pounds apples, sliced
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1 T whole-wheat flour
- Preheat the over to 425 degrees.
- Coarsely chop the oats in a food processor or a blender. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the apple juice concentrate. Set aside.
- Place the apples in a mixing bowl and mix with the remainder of the apple juice concentrate. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Toss to coat.
- Place the apples in a nonstick 13 x 9 inch pan. Crumble the oat topping over the apples. Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot, bubbly and golden brown.
If you have time over the weekend, try these recipes. I hope your family likes them as much as mine does!