For the past few weeks, Ryan has begged for banana bread. I love to cook but baking is a different story. After many failed attempts, I have decided that purchasing baked goods is easier, less humiliating, and more satisfying.
But, being a newlywed, I feel that it is my responsibility to do anything [within limits] to make my husband happy… Although, we all know the phrase really is “happy wifey, happy lifey!” Wanting to be a good wifey, I decided to put my new beautiful cobalt blue KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer to use and bake my man a loaf of banana bread.
I stumbled upon a handful of banana bread recipes [evidence on my “Sweet Treats” Pinterest board]. Many of the recipes were very similar with some sort of combination of flour + sugar + bananas + eggs + liquid, but I ultimately decided to add my own touches.
Beginner Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups 100% white whole wheat flour
1 cup stevia
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Measure and combine all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon. Turn the mixer onto “stir” just until everything is combined.
- Add the remaining ingredients: eggs, applesauce, and maple syrup. Turn the mixer onto medium speed until everything is blended. Be sure not to over-beat!
- Spoon the batter into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray and dusted with flour.
- Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the center and comes out clean.
- Let the loaf cool for 10 minutes in the pan; remove and place the loaf on a wire rack to cool completely.
I am happy to report that our apartment smells heavenly of sugary bananas and banana bread is our Sunday night football snack! Super simple but super satisfying… This wife just scored herself a touchdown!
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