Lindsey Vonn shares her favorite banana bread recipe

Feb. 6, 2014 at 5:11 PM ET

Video: Chef and TODAY contributor Giada De Laurentiis and skier Lindsey Vonn join TODAY to demonstrate some recipes like spicy citrus popcorn and banana bread, perfect for your Opening Ceremony viewing bash.

While the TV is tuned to the Olympics over the next two weeks, why not channel your inner-Olympian in the kitchen? Olympian and TODAY Olympic correspondent Lindsey Vonn has a sweet spot for banana bread, and shared her favorite recipe with TODAY.

Lindsey Vonn's banana bread

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 cup sugar (organic brown sugar is recommended)
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 big sccops of organic apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 tsp. salt
  • A dash of nutmeg and cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix bananas, sugar, egg and apple sauce in a medium bowl. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix both of the bowl mixtures together and put the combination into a non-stick bread pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: You can also add one more scoop of apple sauce or add organic chocolate chips for a treat!