Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Pineapple Banana Bread
What awaited me was something any home cook revels..."the look." You know that look. The eyeballs roll back in the person's head or in this case, our guest did a double take after taking a bite. He said how good it was and as he was nearing the end of his first piece when I told him tofu was the secret he seemed intrigued and pleasantly surprised. When he accepted some for the road, I knew I had a hit. The Mr and I agreed this tasted exactly like Auntie Helen's banana bread which is our all time favorite! The good thing is as you know, I like to tweak recipes to make them a little healthier than I found them and this easily fits into our calories!
|Pineapple Banana Bread awaiting a nice slathering of Hawaiian Sun's Passion Fruit Jelly|
6 oz silken tofu
1 cup sugar (or brown sugar, packed depending on your tastes)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract or the scrapings of the inside of one whole vanilla bean)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup bananas, mashed
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp Hain sodium free baking powder (you can find it at Whole Foods or other big box grocery stores)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or Vietnamese cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, add the first six ingredients (from tofu to pineapple) and mix until combined.
In a larger bowl, add the next 5 ingredients (from flour to cinnamon) and mix them together until combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine with a rubber spatula.
Spray a loaf pan with some butter flavor cooking spray or the cooking spray of your choice and add the batter to the pan.
Smooth the batter and bake for 60-64 minutes until toothpick comes out completely clean.
Let the bread sit for 5 minutes before putting it on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing into 12 pieces.
Nutritional information per slice (1/12 loaf): Calories 169 Total Fat 1g Sodium 63mg Potassium 98mg Total Carbs 38g Fiber 3g Sugars 20g Protein 4g Vitamin C 5% Iron 1%
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