Recipe: Banana Bread

With the early morning air starting to hint at cooler weather, nothing starts the day like a hot cup of tea and fresh slice of banana bread. Fat free with no added sugar and some “hidden” protein, this banana bread gives your day the perfect start.

banana bread recipe - bananas

 

Round up:

  • 4 ripe bananas (sliced)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
  • 2 scoops vanilla Liverite protein powder
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 egg whites

 

Now lets get started: banana bread recipe - dough

1. Preheat your oven to 375.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, vanilla Liverite protein powder and baking soda.
3. In a second mixing bowl, combine applesauce, almond extract and eggwhites. Beat using an electric mixer for 1 minute.
4. Add the bananas (1/2 a banana at a time) to the eggwhite mixture and continue to beat with the electric mixer.
5. Slowly combine the contence of both bowls while continuously mixing.
6. Pour into muffin tins or a 8×4 baking dish. If using muffin tins, bake for 45 minutes; if using a baking dish, bake for an additional 15 minutes (totaling 1 hour.)
7. Now see if you can wait until tomorrow morning before taking a bite!

Ilise "Baker Babe" Reilly

Ilise Reilly is the General Manager of Lucille Roberts Fifth Avenue, where she sees first hand the struggles and misconceptions members have with food and exercise. "Exercise burns calories, but if you don't change your eating habits, you will never lose weight!" is commonly heard in her discussions. A "foodie" herself, Ilise has been making over her favorite recipes for years, to make them more nutritional, and has used her love of both food and fitness to compile recipes the fuel the body. " Abs are made in the kitchen," she says, "and I want to help you get yours!"

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