Call me looney, but one of the things that I cannot stand is seeing the semi ripe bananas turn over ripe and mushy. The house fills up with its aroma and anytime you walk around it you get that banana ish (?) smell.
Next thing I know nobody at home wants to eat it and I don’t feel like throwing it away either.
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/3 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnut (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Meanwhile mix the first five (dry) ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- In a blender make a paste of bananas along with milk.
- Add the banana mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients.
- Add the applesauce, butter and the cardamom powder and mix well.
- If the mixture seems too dry, add more mashed banana or applesauce to adjust the consistency.
- Add the walnuts or raisins, if using.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the bread is a deep golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.