Saturday, December 04, 2010

A Magical Recipe

It's a rare day when I share a recipe in my blog, but this one is just so darn magical. As in, it always comes out perfect. You cannot wreck it.

When I found a variation of it online ('variation' because I've tweaked it) it was called Zucchini Bread. But I've never used zucchini. Instead I've substituted pumpkin puree or bananas or yellow squash. And each time, well, the end product was heavenly. And extremely low in fat and sugar, too, and well, you can't mess this one up. Honest.

So I thought I'd share it here so that you, too, could bake magical dessert bread at your house. :)


Magical Dessert Bread

1 1/2 c. flour (I use whole wheat flour)
1 tsp. cinnamon (or more)
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. allspice (or more)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 c. mashed bananas or pumpkin puree or zucchini or yellow squash
2 tsp. sugar (you can add more)
2 tsp. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. applesauce (unsweetened or any)
1 tbs. flax seed or wheat bran

1.) Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a glass pie dish or square glass baking dish.
2.) Cream together sugar, egg, applesauce and whichever vegetable/fruit you are using. Set aside.
3.) Sift together flour, spices, salt, baking soda, baking powder, flax seed or bran.
4.) Slowly add sifted ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing just until moistened.
5. ) Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes or until done.
6.) Enjoy! (Makes four good-sized servings.)

5 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

This does sound lovely, Debra. Could you tell us what you mean when you say you use "wheat". Do you mean whole wheat flour or something else?

So many recipes seem to be able to use far less sugar and taste just as good!

Debra said...

Thanks, Kristi! And yes, I meant whole wheat flour. I'll go back and change it just for you...heh.. :) Let me know if you try the recipe, ok? Blessings, Debra

Odie Langley said...

With those ingredients it must be good. Will have to try that one. Thanks.

Pat said...

I must make this! It sounds so good, and I have all the ingredients on hand. I am going to use the pumpkin puree.
I'm going to make it tomorrow, I bet it smells wonderful when it's baking!

Pearl said...

Sounds wonderful Debra and healthy and I can use some healthy. Thanks, Pearl