Monday, March 15, 2010

Some Sneaky Baking For Your Monday

In the morning, I love to hear my kids say, "Wow Mom! What treat did you bake us for breakfast?"

I also love to have a delicious homemade treat with a cup of Cody's magnificent coffee for breakfast.

However, I don't love all the oily, buttery fats that normally go into those baked goods.

My Deceptively Delicious Cookbook has come to the rescue again.

This banana bread is so super easy and healthful!  Every time I make it, the results are always amazing!

The recipe is especially conducive to letting the kids get involved.

Plus, they'll love it!  Our kids want to eat this banana bread for breakfast, lunch, snacks...and so do I!

Banana Bread

3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c all purpose flour (unbleached)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c packed brown sugar
2 egg whites (I just used one whole egg)
1/4 c canola oil
1 1/2 c well mashed bananas
1/2 c cauliflower puree  (I promise you can't taste it!)
1 tsp vanilla extract 

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a baggie, mix flours with baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In large bowl, mix the sugar and oil with a wooden spoon til well combined. Mix in egg whites, banana, cauliflower puree, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
Pour batter into pan.  Sprinkle top with a little demerara sugar.  Bake until a toothpick comes out clean...55-60 minutes. Let cool on a rack for 5 minutes then turn out onto rack to cool before serving.


Amanda said...

Ha! I have this book, but have never made this recipe... I think I will be now!! :) You are so inspiring!

Blessings sweet girl-

H-Mama said...

Super cute blog... You have a beautiful family! Almost nothin' better than banana nut bread. Yummo!