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For the best flavor and texture in this quick bread, use bananas that are completely covered with brown spots.
all-purpose flour2 ½ cup(s)
baking powder2 tsp
baking soda1 tsp
table salt½ tsp
egg white(s)3 large
unsweetened applesauce½ cup(s)
canola oil2 Tbsp
banana(s)4 medium, very ripe, mashed (2 cups)
dried mixed fruit½ cup(s), tropical variety
dried unsweetened coconut2 ½ oz, (1/3 cup)
dried unsweetened coconut1 oz, (2 tablespoons)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the sugar, egg whites, applesauce, and oil in a medium bowl. Add the applesauce mixture, bananas, dried fruit, and 1⁄3 cup of the coconut to the flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
- Scrape the batter into the pan; sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 – 60 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely on the rack. Wrap the cooled bread in plastic wrap; let stand overnight before slicing for the neatest slices. Yields 1⁄12 of loaf per serving.