BANANA RAISIN BREAD
Makes 10 Servings
1 Serving = 3 PointsPlus®
3 ripe bananas
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup honey
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp vanilla
zest of one medium orange
Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly spray a loaf pan; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the applesauce and honey.
In another medium mixing bowl, add the bananas, salt, orange zest, ginger and vanilla. Mash the bananas with a fork while mixing it with the other ingredients in the bowl.
Add the banana mixture to the applesauce and honey; add the baking soda that has been mixed in 1/8 cup of hot water and combine well.
Add the flour and mix well. Add the raisins.
Using a spatula, 'scrape' the batter into the loaf pan.
Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to a wire rack to cool complete.
MY SPIN: Yes, I sprinkled some cinnamon into the batter just because I love cinnamon and thought it would taste good. And I was right! Since there are no preservatives, this will keep at room temperature for @2 days. To store longer, put it in an air-tight container in the fridge. You can then 'nuke' it for a few seconds to get the 'chill' off.
Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus® value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***