Maple-banana Bread

 

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What you will need

4 tablespoons softened butter (that’s half a stick)

1/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 egg

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (that’s 2-3 bananas)

1/2 teaspoon of maple extract (it boosts the flavor of the syrup. If you don’t have any, just use a splash of vanilla instead)

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

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