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Healthy Banana Bread

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Adding chia seeds to this banana bread makes this an even healthier treat.
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups bananas (about 3)
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/8 cup chia seeds (optional)
  • Cooking spray
Materials:
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Potato masher/food processor
  • Sifter
  • 2 loaf pans
  • Large bowl
  • 2 Medium bowls
  • Fork
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven 350°.  Mix together brown sugar, egg whites, and vanilla in large bowl.  Mash bananas In medium bowl with potato masher or use a food processor.  Add the bananas to the mixture.
2.  Add applesauce to the mixture and stir.
3.  Place in a sifter the flour, baking soda, and salt (use a fork to equally distribute the salt and soda) and sift in a separate bowl or directly into the mix.  Stir together thoroughly with the wet ingredients.
4.  Add any other optional ingredients; walnuts, raisins, chia seeds to mixture and stir.  Spray loaf pans with cooking spray.  Divide batter evenly into each pan (the loaves will not be high).  Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with no batter sticking to it.

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