A simple recipe for a healthy, low-fat banana bread made without the use of butter or oil.
Preheat the oven to 350° and have ready one standard-sized loaf pan, greased and dusted with flour. See the instructions below if using smaller loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, brown sugar, mashed bananas, apple sauce, eggs, and vanilla using a handheld mixer or a whisk. Set aside.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Add the batter to the loaf pan, sprinkle the oats over the top of the loaf pan, and bake for 40 minutes. Add a tent of aluminum foil on top of the bread, and bake for 15 minutes longer, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool about 20 minutes. Then, turn the bread out (if desired), slice, and enjoy!
If you are using two small loaf pans, grease them and dust with flour. When you've finished making the batter, divide it amongst the pans and bake for 35 minutes.
The Anthony Kitchen