One important thing is missing from this recipe: Salt! Never bake sweets without salt. One teaspoon was the right amount for this recipe. Now that that's out of the way: This is terrific! Mine came out a little dry; after just 45 minutes it was almost overdone. I substituted yogurt for the applesauce since the best (fattening) recipe I know calls for sour cream. Also cut the sugar by 1/3, added whole wheat flour to the mix, used two whole eggs, and mixed in some chopped toasted walnuts. Next time, when I'm not making this for my Splenda-phobic family, I'll use brown sugar blend.
Added this to my collection of banana breads as it turned out well. I used 3/4 whole wheat flour and whole eggs. More spices would be great.
I cut a little of the sugar, added a bit more cinnamon and some chocolate chips to this recipe. It took forever to bake though. I had to leave the house so I finally turned the oven off and left it in the oven, so I'm not sure how long I had to bake it. Second time I made it though it baked in the normal amount of time. I guess the first time was a fluke.
Really good. didnt have apple sauce so I replaced with a cooked apple and pear mashed up. Threw all the ingredients into a mixer.
I would have given it 5 stars, but I found it to be quite dry when I followed the recipe to a T. Here are the changes that made this bread even better (for me): Wheat flour instead of white; a pinch of nutmeg; brown sugar instead of white; one whole egg and two egg whites; and about 2 tsp of olive oil. This combination yielded a moist, delicious loaf that is still pretty low on fat and bursting with flavour.
Good for butter free quick bread. More chewy (stretchy?) than my regular banana bread. Good flavor and easy to make. Liked the applesauce and egg whites instead of oil and whole eggs. Added a cup of chocolate chips to one batch and that was good. Thanks. ~Messy44
I used cinnamon applesauce with this and it was delicious!!!! It is the first time for me making home made bread thank you for the recipe!
i made this banana bread and added chopped pecans instead of almonds. i added chocolate chips to the batter and it turned out really good! i also omitted the lemon zest. thank you for this versitile recipe. very yummy!
Nice texture, but it came out too sweet even with using splenda. Might be good to reduce it to 2/3 cup.