Friday, June 11, 2010

Finally my computer is back to normal and “healthy” banana bread!

I have had some major issues going on with my computer and the bank for the past week.  My computer was attacked by a virus and then my bank account was compromised so they cancelled my access…been a fun week trying to get everything back to normal but at least my computer is up and working!!! 

Most of you know that I have been trying to eat healthier and lose some pounds that have been steadily creeping up. Well, I am proud to say that I am now down almost 20 lbs from what I was at the beginning of the year!!!  Feeling much better and liking the way that my body feels and looks!  One of the things I have been doing is not baking so much but when I do to substitute some of the fat for apple sauce, bananas or pumpkin puree.  So the other day when I had some oldish bananas I set to work…

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Banana, Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup banana, mashed (about 2 medium sized bananas)
1/4 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour (next time I will try 1/2 of it whole wheat flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup strawberries, hulled and diced
1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks (I used semi-sweet but you can use what you like)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F

  • In a mixing bowl mix the apple sauce and sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each one.
  • Add the banana and the milk.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt and add to the wet mixture until just blended.
  • Using a spoon mix in the strawberries and chocolate chips
  • Pour into a greased 9X5X3 inch loaf pan and bake in your preheated 350 degree over for about 1 hr and 10 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
  • cool for 10 minutes in pan then remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

***Based on 16 slices from the loaf of quick bread this is 3 WW Points

6 comments:

Patsyk said...

1st of all, good for you on the weight-loss!

That banana bread looks fantastic! I love the addition of strawberries!

Elle said...

Congrats! I've been making banana bread lately with strawberries, too--just because they're there. It's so good that way!

RecipeGirl said...

20 pounds? That's excellent!! Looks like 10 in 10 worked out for you :) I fell off the wagon for a while, and the trip to Italy didn't help at all... but I've lost 6 pounds since I've been back & I'm excercising like a mad woman again. Good for you- you must feel fabulous!!

Love your healthy banana bread recipe. A little bit of chocolate tucked in there is a nice idea :)

Candace Tranter said...

Cool! Andy always buys lots of bananas and doesn't eat them so I froze some and was looking for a recipe.

Food and Loathing said...

Applesauce is such a great, healthy substitute for oil. I never miss the oil at all. Thanks for the recipe and way to go with the weight loss.

Benita Bolland said...

Whoa, that was one major virus! I’m sorry that it was so bad that even your bank was compromised. I’m glad that your computer has since been cleaned. I hope any issue with your bank as a result of the virus has been resolved. Were you able to save your files or not?

Benita Bolland