Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Low Fat Banana Bread

Moist, dense, and perfectly banana-y (yes I know that isn't a word). You will never guess that this banana bread has no butter or oil in it.

A slice of the banana bread with sharp cheddar cheese on top (I know this sounds like an odd combination, but it is tasty) made a delicious after-run snack today.  My sister enjoyed her slice with some peanut butter. YUM!

For a little excitement, try adding walnuts or chocolate chips... or both :)

Low-Fat Banana Bread

(12 slices)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (you may use whole wheat flour instead)
  • 3/4 cup sweetener (I used about 14g stevia)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce*
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed and very ripe (about 1.5 cups mashed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, optional
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, optional
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan (bread pan) with nonstick cooking spray, set aside. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together egg substitute, almond milk, applesauce, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well combined, do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts if you are using them.
  • Pour batter into sprayed pan and bake for 45-55 min, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
* If you do not like the taste of fat-free baking, try substituting 1/2 of the applesauce with calorie-reduced "buttery spread". 


For 1/12th of the loaf WITHOUT chocolate chips:
  • 98 Calories
  • 22g Carbohydrates
    • 5g Sugar
    • 2g Fiber
  • 0g Fat
  • 3g Protein
For 1/12th of the loaf WITH 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips:
  • 129 Calories
  • 26g Carbohydrates
    • 8g Sugar
    • 2g Fiber
  • 2g Fat
  • 3g Protein

My birthday is coming up soon (June 5th), and I am trying to think of what kind of cake I should make. Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. This is my second time making this recipe..I add the chocolate chips in with mine :D