Applesauce Oatmeal Banana Bread

Raining again. If I hear anyone this year say we are thankful for the moisture I will personally hit them up side the head. O.K. maybe that sounds a little too violent. I will pinch them, softly. How about saying we need the sun for all the blossoms to pop. That sounds much better. So, here you have it, a healthier version of what I am calling rainy day banana bread. Enjoy.

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dry Quaker quick oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup low fat buttermilk
2 eggs
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 heaping cup mashed bananas (2 to 3 bananas, depending on size)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.  Let me just tell you; This recipe makes a pretty big dense 9X5 loaf pan size. So next time I make it I would fill the pan with a little less batter (which will make it a little less dense) and use the rest for some muffins OR make two smaller breads. Yum, great for breakfast.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix together buttermilk, eggs, applesauce and bananas. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Can mix by hand or mixer. I always use my stand mixer but that's what I am used to.

Stir in mini chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until tester inserted comes out clean.


Stacie said…
Oh yum !!! I've got to try this one. xoxoxo