Learn how to make Banana Bread, one of Rita's recipes high in potassium.

Banana Bread


  • 2 very ripe bananas, roughly mashed
  • ½ cup natural applesauce
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup nonfat buttermilk
  • peanut butter
  • 2 bananas to slice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the mashed bananas, applesauce and egg; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the dry mixture to the banana; blend alternately with the buttermilk. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. When pan is cool enough to handle, remove loaf from the pan and cool on a baking rack. Slice when cool. Makes 12-14 slices.
  4. To serve: spread peanut butter over each slices, and then top with banana slices.