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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 147.8
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.2 mg
  • Sodium: 381.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Banana Bread

Submitted by: MAGGSR74
Banana Bread

Introduction

This comes out so moist, and you cut out most of the fat using applesauce. This comes out so moist, and you cut out most of the fat using applesauce.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 cups flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 egg
    3/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup applesauce
    1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Grease bread loaf pan, unless it's non stick.

Mix all dry ingredients into a large bowl, make sure to mix well.

Mix all wet ingredients in another bowl, make sure to mix thoroughly.

Add liquid mix to dry mix and stir thoroughly.

Put into bread loaf pan and cook for approximately 55 to 65 minutes. I always start checking the colour around 50 minutes, should be a nice golden brown. Insert a toothpick in centre to check if it's done. Toothpick may be moist from bananas, just make sure it's not moist from batter.

Let bread cool in pans for about 5 to 10 minutes. Run a knife along outside edge to loosen sides.

Looking for something sweet, add chocolate chips, just make sure to add in your calories.

This bread is great warm with peanut butter on it.







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  • Incredible!
    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
    I got 12 fabulous and HUGE slices of banana bread. I used 1/2 regular flour and 1/2 whole wheat. I reduced the sugar from 3/4c to a little less than 1/2 and added cinnamon and chocochips. PERFECT! - 5/2/09

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  • Very Good
    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
    You can actually omit the egg and just use applesauce too and cut out even more fat. I cup applesauce to 2 eggs - 2/26/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I just made this. I doubled the recipe and made one batch into muffins, adding 1/2 cup pecans, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup of coconut. The muffins are great - and the bread is still baking. (Muffins took 20 minutes.) - 3/7/10

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  • Very Good
    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 cup wheat flour, 1 cup white and 1/2 cup splenda as well as egg beaters for the egg. I'm thinking I really cut down on the calories and it was still good! - 1/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Oh wow! This is SO good. This was my first attempt at making banana bread. My kids love it. Even my husband is going back for a second peice. I did add a half tsp of vanilla and half tsp of cinnamon to it. - 7/13/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I substituted whole wheat flour and 1/2 c splenda. i also added chopper walnuts.Very good and super moist! - 6/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Love this! I added 2 T flax seed and 1/2 cup of rolled oats and lowered the amount of whole wheat flour to 1 3/4 c. - 6/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!!! I made this and used the cinnamon applesauce with a touch of vanilla. I just love the applesauce. I will never make banana bread with oil!!! Applesauce made it moist!!! Thanks!! - 5/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    1st time making banana bread also 1st time substituting applesauce for butter.....very good and moist...will definitly make this again! - 10/14/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I loved this bread! I did add cinnamon and a little bit of vanilla. - 6/23/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this today and it was wonderful. I used half wheat flour and a splash of vanilla. - 6/11/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is a very good banana bread recipe. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and granulated sugar because the recipe didn't specify. I found the bread to be a tad sweet, so I'll cut back on the sugar next time. - 6/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I cut down the sugar to 0.5 cup, added cinnamon, and vanilla. I also put 1c of whole wheat flour plus one c of all purpose flour and the result was AWESOME:) Thanks a million for the recipe:) - 2/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. My husband is not a very big sweets eater, but he gulped it down. If he had more than two thumbs he would have put them all up. I tweeked it also by using 1cup white flour, 1 cup wheat flour, vanilla, cinnamon, walnuts, and choco. chips. I will definitely make it again. - 8/28/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good recipe. I was amazed at the moistness using apple sauce in place of oil and butters. My daughter didn't even know the differance. We will make it again. - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    YUM! Thanks for the tip, the peanut butter went great with it. one slice of bread, 1 T natural peanut butter, and half a glass of milk made a great snack today. Nice and satisfying! - 7/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    SOOOO YUMMY! loved it :) - 7/14/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used 1/4 cups of egg whites instead of the whole egg, skim milk instead of 1%, 1cup of whole wheat and 1 cup of white flour,1/2 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup and put in a 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips and some cinnamon and vanilla. In the oven now so hope it turns out ok! - 2/23/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I followed the directions exactly as posted and even my high-fat eaters here enjoyed it! - 2/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband LOVED these! My daughter said it was the best muffin she's ever had! I had LOTS of banana's on the edge so tripled the recipe and made muffins, two bundt loaves and one loaf loaf. I also used 1/2 sugar 1/2 splenda and they were great! Next time I'm gonna use half whole wheat flour. - 2/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I did split the mix into two separate pans, though, and added some (1/2 tsp) cinnamon. - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really good banana bread! I added cinnamon and used 1/2 cup Splenda instead of sugar.Fabulous flavour, light texture, not heavy like some banana breads. Thank you for the recipe. - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I, too, used half whole wheat and AP flour, as well as 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Wholesome ingredients, but wonderful taste. Had to fend off the preschooler! lol - 1/8/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Everyone who ate it, loved it! It was gone the day I made it! :) - 7/26/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The nutritional information is incorrect on this recipe because only 1/2 cup sugar was listed in the calculations. - 12/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I used whole wheat flour. I would use less sugar next time. I did ad some nuts chopped really fine. This is a do again recipe!
    - 9/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding! I did not have a bread pan so I used a small glass casserole dish. Sprayed it with a little butter cooking spray. The cooking time is reduced in the casserole due to the batter being more spread out. I baked about 40 minutes, just checked with toothpick until it came out clean. - 8/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUM!!!! wouldn't change a thing!! - 2/21/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! Only problem is the recipe calls for 3/4 cup sugar, and the calculator has 1/2 cup sugar. I made it with 3/4, but I think I could cut it to 1/2 and still have it taste wonderful. - 11/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I went with the 1/2 cup sugar suggestion and used brown rice flour to make it gluten free. This is absolutely fabulous and I'm cooking it right now again! - 7/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is pretty tasty! I stuck to the recipe, and it was delicious! - 6/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I usually make my step-mom's banana bread recipe that I grew up on but at almost 300 cals a slice I decided to look for a lighter one and came across this wonderful recipe! It was so moist and tasty. I used 2 cups of spelt flour instead of white to add to the nutritional value! Tasty! - 6/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was fantastic- moist bread with no oil! Here are the changes I made: baked for 50 minutes, added 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and used whole white wheat flour. Next time, I will be adding the chopped walnuts for a nice crunch! :-) p.s. 3 large bananas = 1.5 cups mashed - 4/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome recipe.. I added some cinnamon and some vanilla and made 6 loaves in one day... - 11/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good way to use up bananas! I don't know if I did something wrong...but the texture was a bit different. We like it though and find it an exeptionally good snack with some sharp cheddar on top! - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i tossed in some raisins and some cinnamon - it was amazing! - 7/22/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sooooo moist!!! Loved it!! - 7/16/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this banana bread. I made it with WW flour. Will make it againa and again. - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I made the recipe as is and I will definitely make it again. - 5/19/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super easy and tasty! - 5/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was impressed by this recipe, I cut some more sugar and added a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. My family loved it ! - 5/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Extremely moist. Even my husband loved it and he usually sticks his nose up at anything low fat. - 4/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was awesome - 4/23/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    my husband and mom and I all really liked this - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was great. My girls really liked and it is very moist. - 4/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    pretty good for no oil/shortening added. it's a little like banana angel food cake with a sponginess to it. i am definitely going to make it again...maybe with fat-free buttermilk. also, i suggest adding vanilla and other spices. - 4/7/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love banana bread and this one sounds really good. Never thought about making bread with applesauce even though I use it in cakes all the time! - 3/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    awesome Banana Bread - 3/24/08

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  • I added 3 servings of Ghiradellli bittersweet chocolate chips and eliminated the salt, and it tastes amazing! - 7/11/14

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  • Quite moist! I added flaxseed to the recipe. Yum :) - 6/24/14

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  • This was my first attempt making banana bread myself. Usually my sister makes it. It was definitely very moist! However, it wasn't as sweet as I anticipated. Maybe next time I will use cinnamon apple sauce instead and use it to substitute the butter as well for a vegan flare! - 6/8/14

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  • Very, very good! Super moist and, like bronhi, I got 12 huge slices out of it! I followed the recipe exactly (except I accidentally used cornstarch instead of baking soda), but it still turned out wonderful! It's my new go-to for banana bread! - 6/7/14

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  • this was so moist ans delish!!! - 4/17/14

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  • The recipe is filling and good. My family enjoyed it for breakfast with some strawberries. I added some vanilla and cinnamon and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing! - 4/8/14

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  • I used half while wheat and half unbleached flour and added a few ls of mini cho chips. I got a huge bag of bananas at the supermarket that were beginning to age for $1.50. Incredible bargain. I tripled the recipe and made 3 doz cupcakes and froze them. I made my own applesauce. Super easy. - 4/6/14

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  • This was so easy to make. It comes out very moist and rich-tasting even though it's low in fat. I added chocolate chips and it's fabulous! I'll definitely be making this one over and over again. Thanks for a great recipe!!! - 3/23/14

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  • Made this banana bread today and it was incredible! I did use the Splenda Baking Blend for sugar and it was really sweet so might cut back on that the next time. Otherwise followed the recipe and love it. Makes nice big pieces!!! Nothing skimpy here! This one is a "Keeper"!!! - 3/22/14

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  • I added a cup of shredded zucchini and my whole family loved it. - 3/16/14

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  • I made it as is. Delicious. And easy to make - 3/12/14

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  • Just made and it is delish! Did add a cup of chopped walnuts, a tablespoon of flax seeds, 1 tsp. of vanilla and a tsp. of cinnamon. - 3/9/14

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  • your recipe was the easiest and most ingredient friendly that I found. I turned it into mini muffins, made 36. Great recipe, thank you for sharing. Wish I would have let my bananas ripen a bit more, but I was too impatient to try this! Still came out great! - 3/6/14

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  • Very good - 2/10/14

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Starting making this then realized "no milk!" Had to improvise on the spot using Soy Milk and Whipping Cream. Used dark brown sugar and tossed in some craisins and added pecans to the top. Served with cool whip. Nice snack or breakfast treat. - 12/17/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this! - 11/21/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Was just telling my daughter I was going to make some banana bread. Thank you. - 11/21/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a great reciped. I added a dash or two of nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon, subbed in brown sugar for some of the white, and added pecans...it turned out dense, moist, and delicious! - 8/27/13

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  • Delicious! Easy to make - 8/20/13

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  • Awesome...
    I have a favourite banana bread recipe that I make often which is loved by EVERYONE, so I was skeptical about this low-fat option. So when I made it, I also made one of my own as well to compare.. Not the same, but I must admit it was pretty darn good and a GREAT option for me!
    Than - 8/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe! I doubled the recipe and it made 3 yummy loaves. My family didn't even notice that I used some whole wheat flour and applesauce! I put milk chocolate and peanut butter chips and walnuts in. I will definitely keep this recipe! - 8/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love to bake and I have been reluctant to do so since changing to a healthier lifestyle. But this recipe is going to make me feel less deprived. Used 4 overripe bananas, half whole wheat flour, skim milk, subbed egg-beaters (was out of eggs) and added a splash of vanilla. Outstanding! - 7/22/13

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  • Great recipe. - 6/23/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this tasty bread and added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of vanilla, as recommended by some members and it was easy to make in my food processor....texture was very cake like when I made it this way...... - 6/4/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Is the Sodium levels correct? When I recreate this recipe in the calculator I get almost 3 times the amount of sodium. - 5/12/13

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  • Great bread! I love making banana bread for my family and this is the first time I have made it using applesauce. Love it! The family loved it too! - 4/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thank you! I have some bananas that needed to be made into bread... I also earned some Spark Points on this delicious recipe! - 4/17/13

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  • So delicious and really moist!! Makes awesome muffins we got about 12 - 4/14/13

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  • This was the first time I ever tried to make banana bread. It was delicious. It was hard to keep from having more than one serving! - 3/25/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was so yummy!! I added a little vanilla and cinnamon too!! Thanks! - 2/17/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    MADE THIS FOR FRIENDS AND SOME FAMILY , MADE A FEW CHANGES. CUT DOWN ON SUGAR BY USING SPLENDA,USED ALL WHEAT FLOUR AND ADDED FLAX SEED. THEY LOVED IT . THIS IS A KEEPER. NEXT TIME WILL TRY TO CUT SOME FAT - 2/15/13

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  • These also make fantastic muffins! I baked mine at the same temp for about 10 minutes. - 2/4/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this but used Barley flour and almonds. - 2/1/13

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  • excellent breakfast! popped in microwave for 10 seconds and sprayed with a little spray butter with a piece of fruit, perfect! i made 12 muffins so they were perfectly portioned - 1/22/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used a think juice concentrate instead of apple sauce (mango) and added some crushed nuts on top....and choc chips...I also added flax seeds and made it in a crock pot....
    - 1/2/13

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  • Comes out super moist and yummy. My whole family loves it. Thank you for sharing. - 1/2/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love this! - 12/12/12

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  • It was delicious. I used 1c wheat flour and 1c white flour. Also - didn't quite have enough bananas so made up with 1/4 c more of applesauce. - 12/9/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a pumpkin spice mix which included cinnamon and nutmeg. I like the idea others had to add vanilla. I think the recipe ratio of banana to flour may be off as most of my banana sunk to the bottom of the loaf pan and didn't cook quite right. - 12/2/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm making this bread this weekend for sure! - 11/28/12

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  • Made this tonight. I thought it was awesome , my wife says it could be more banana---ee. Kids loved it. So did I. - 11/17/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good - 10/30/12

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  • This recipe is sooo good I had to make 4 patches in 2 days because everybody couldn't stop eating it. - 10/14/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for the recipe. I just put my first attempt in the oven. Smells great/ - 10/12/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I substituted the sugar with splenda and milk with skim milk. I gave my husband a piece and he just loved it! (And he "hates skim milk and splenda.") .... if he only knew! :-) - 9/17/12

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  • the flavor was good but I don't like the weird spongy texture that the applesauce gives it. - 9/17/12

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  • Mmmmmmm i made these into muffins and they were so delicious♥ i used whole wheat flower, extra cinnamon and a little bit of vanilla extract. turned out good - 9/14/12

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  • I would reduce liquid next time - 9/11/12

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  • I love anything with bananna, but this recipe was great! Just what I needed for a sweet treat. I added walnuts to mine and ate this for breakfast with 2 hard boiled eggs. Thanks sharing : ) - 8/24/12

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  • It was amazing loved it and I didn't miss any of the fat or calories. I made mine with whole wheat flour it it was soooooooo good! - 8/23/12

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  • Very moist! Delicious! - 8/10/12

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVED IT!!! The only thing that I done different was that I used Splenda instead of regular sugar.....and added a cup of pecans........ - 7/25/12

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