A Baking Experiment

My go to banana bread recipe (which the photo above is not) has shortening in it and as of late I just can’t eat shortening. It bothers my stomach. So I’ve been auditioning recipes in the hope of finding something I like just as much.

This recipe is way outside what I would ordinarily bake but I was intrigued by the honey and applesauce. With those and three super ripe bananas how could this not be really moist. I whipped it up yesterday morning and we got into it after lunch. It was very moist and quite tasty. I did make one change to the recipe. I only had white flour so that is what I used. Everyone said they liked it so it could be a contender but I’m not done trying out recipes.

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15 Responses to A Baking Experiment

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Yummy and a healthier recipe sounds like an excellent contender!

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  2. Mama Cormier says:

    Sounds yummy. Have you tried changing the shortening in your recipe to a healthier option, like coconut oil?

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  3. salpal1 says:

    Looks delicious! And just so you know, there are sirloin tips in my freezer. I am going to try the last recipe you shared. But I have fresh garlic scapes I will use for the garlic. Can’t wait!

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  4. MMMMM. Im a terrible baker. EXCEPT FOR YEAST breads. Your bread looks amazing It would go great with my coffee right now

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  5. chrisknits says:

    Well, that might have to be added to my list of banana recipes. We made Bananas Foster last night!!!! I put a little Palmier in the bowl, topped with ice cream and then spooned on the BF. Delish! But we didn’t have dark rum, so I don’t know if the clear rum really made a diff in the taste. On vaca we had one at a restaurant that was huge! Between the two of us we couldn’t finish it.

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  6. One of my very favorite banana bread recipes is by Martha Stewart and includes sour cream. I do not make the cream cheese frosting that she includes as a variation and shows in the picture, although it looks delicious. I get rave reviews from everyone every time I make it and bring it to a gathering. It also happens to be my husbands favorite. https://www.marthastewart.com/312772/banana-bread

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  7. AJ says:

    It looks very yummy!

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  8. Looks great and sounds yummy! Applesauce is a good alternate for shortening in some things, I find.

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  9. elpalchica says:

    I just use butter instead of shortening in my banana bread

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  10. Stefanie says:

    I tried making banana cupcakes earlier this week and they bombed again, the other time when we got air conditioning installed. I think I had too much banana in it. I have all of these bananas in the frig now b/c they’re super ripe. I’m better at making banana bread.

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  11. Olivia says:

    I definitely have a love/hate relationship with banana bread. Love the smell baking, hate the taste. Something in me cannot eat bananas. And it’s probably a good thing you only had white flour I find wheat flour no matter how finally ground just makes everything like a lead in way too crumbly.

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  12. BeckySefton says:

    I don’t know what shortening is (sorry) but I made a really, really nice banana bread a while ago and I can’t find the recipe for love nor money!!

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  13. Stefanie says:

    Good for you to explore. When the teen was a fifth grader she made chocolate chip cookies and substituted an ingredient for another in three batches. The applesauce one was very sweet and you could tell there was applesauce in it.

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