Optional Cool Whip topping. Makes it look super cool.
- The applesauce: UNSWEETENED. Which means that the ingredient list should not have the words “high fructose corn syrup” (or any corn syrup)
- The walnuts: Although it says “optional”, I
highly recommendinsist that you leave this in your recipe. Walnuts are an excellent source of plant-based protein, have Omega 3’s (all the rage these days), and elevate serotonin levels (to get you out of that funk you’ve been in all day). ♥ Okay, so some people have texture issues when it comes to baked goods, and nuts do not sound so appealing. The quick fix: I use my mini food processor and grind them up into a fine crumble so they are nearly undetectable. This technique keeps my 8-year-old quiet and happy ♥.
Banana Bread Cake
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 4 mashed, medium-sized bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, beat applesauce and honey together. Add eggs, and mix well. Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla. Blend in the flour, cinnamon and salt. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter. Blend in
- Spread batter into a greased 9×13 inch pan.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 1/2 hour before slicing.
- Organic peanut butter- My personal fave. Love the combo of banana and peanut butter. Go organic. Peanuts are super sprayed. Bleckkk.
- Unsweetened applesauce- As mentioned earlier, UNSWEETENED=no high fructose corn syrup.
- Superfruit spread- While this may look like “jelly”, that it is NOT. Try to get a spread like this one that has real fruit on its ingredients’ list: Cherries, Grapes, Blueberries. Hmmm. No mention of high fructose corn syrup anywhere. See the trend?
Kids got the double-decker, Cool Whip-strawberry version.