Sift dry ingredients and set aside.
Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar and oil; cream well.
Add bananas, applesauce, and vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Add nuts.
I poured half of the batter into a well greased loaf pan and the other half into 4 well greased mini loaf pans.
Bake the mini loafs for 35 minutes and the larger loaf for 50 minutes.
Overall, I thought this variation was really good. It ended up a little dryer than the banana bread, so I may not substitute as much oil for applesauce next time. It's also not as sweet as the banana bread was, but that's okay!
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