Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread

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The addition of sweet roasted strawberries to banana bread is GENIUS! I didn't change a thing about this recipe and there is absolutely no need to! Please enjoy (several pieces, if you ask me!)

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Cooking spray
1 1/4 c. strawberries, quartered
1 1/4 c. white whole wheat flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 T. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. light brown sugar (not packed)
2 large egg whites
3 very ripe, medium bananas, mashed
2 T. unsweetened applesauce
1 t. vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Place the strawberries on a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, remove and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine. Set aside. In a large bowl cream the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Add the egg whites, bananas, applesauce and vanilla extract and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and blend at low speed to combine, do not overmix! Fold in the strawberries with a rubber spatula and pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake on the center rack of the oven for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Slice when the bread is at room temperature.
Nutritions

Calories
343

Sodium
217mg
9% DV

Fat
4g
7% DV

Protein
7g
14% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV