Growing up, banana bread has always been a favorite of mine so naturally, I tested recipe after recipe to find the perfect one. Throughout my years of baking, I had tried so many different recipes but was never completely happy with the outcome- until now! This banana bread is so moist, not overly sweet and incredibly easy to make. The applesauce gives it that extra bit of moisture that most banana bread recipes need.
It will also make your house smell amazing! Can't beat that! For this recipe, I left out any mix-ins because I felt that it was amazing as is. Normally I prefer walnuts or chocolate chips (which you are always encouraged to try!) but this is too good to add anything. If you are looking for THE banana bread recipe, this is it. Check it out!
1 1/2 Cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup canola oil
1/2 Cup applesauce
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9X5X2 inch loaf pan. Set aside.
2. In a stand mixer or with a handheld electric mixer, whisk together the sugar, oil, applesauce, vanilla extract and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add flour mixture to the wet mixture and whisk until smooth.
3. Lastly, add the mashed bananas and pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake until brown or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean- 55-60 minutes. Time varies depending on your oven. Let cool and enjoy!
NOTE** If you want to make this banana bread healthier, substitute the oil for greek yogurt and the plain flour for wheat or gluten free flour.