Ask any man about his favorite tea bread, dense and fruity and o-so-good, and he's more than likely to say "banana bread." But when he tastes this decadent creation, he'll surely have a new "best-loved"--it's so full of goodies it ought to be illegal, but it's not. Enjoy!
Serves 8 (1 thick or 2 thin slices)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 (4 serving) package JELL-O instant sugar free banana cream pudding mix 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup (1 ounce) chopped dry-roasted peanuts 1/4 cup (1 ounce) mini-chocolate chips 2/3 cup (2 medium) mashed ripe bananas 1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 5 inch load fan with butter flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine flout, dry pudding mix, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips. In a medium bowl, combine mashed bananas, egg, applesauce, apple juice and vanilla extract. Add banana mixture to flour mixture. Mix just until combined. Pout mixture into prepared loaf pan. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until top test done. Set pan on a wire rack to cool. Remove from pan and continue cooling on rack. Cut into 8 thick or 16 thin slices.
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