6.08.2007

Coconut Banana Bread

So it's been on the cooler side up here and I was wanting something warm, and I'm always a sucker for bread. So I found this recipe and it looked good to me, but I wanted to lighten it up a bit. So this is what I came up with, and if I do say so myself, the muffins turned out yummy! Even my 2 yr old loves them!

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 large eggs (I used egg substitute)
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest (I used 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract) optional
4 mashed ripe banana
3 tablespoons sour cream (I used light)
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts (Did not use) optional
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven 350. Into a bowl sift together the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, and the salt. In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream the butter with the sugar, applesauce, beat in the vanilla, the eggs, the zest, the banana, and the sour cream. Add the flour mixture, beat the batter until it is just combined, and stir in the macadamia nuts and the coconut. Pour the batter into greased muffin tin, Bake 15-18 mins or bread pan, Bake 40-50 mins
*I got 24 muffins out of the batter, and just FYI- each muffin about 155 calories- not bad for a tasty treat!!!

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