How do you make a good thing even better? By reducing the calorie and fat content of this irresistible banana bread. Ripe bananas and unsweetened applesauce ensure that the bread stays moist and tender.
Mini Banana Breads make great gifts! To make, grease bottoms only of 10 miniature loaf pans, 4 1/2x2 3/4x1 1/4 inches. Divide batter among pans (about 1/2 cup each). Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
Stir 1/4 cup miniature or regular chocolate chips into the batter for mouthwatering flavor combinations.
A fat-free glaze makes this quick bread even more irresistible! Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with about 2 teaspoons fat-free (skim) milk. Drizzle over warm bread.
Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking soda and salt.
Don’t worry about “cracking up.” A large, lengthwise crack in the thin, tender top crust of a quick bread is normal.