Low-fat banana bread

Most banana bread recipes call for a stick of butter and a cup or MORE of sugar!? That is just not right in my book. There is no reason you should take what could be a good for you food and weigh it down with sugar and unnecessary fat. Instead I’ve taken a basic recipe and tweaked it to make it a low-fat butter free version that still is moist and tastes great!

Low-fat banana bread

1 1/2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)

1/4 cup oats

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 overripe bananas

3/4 cup no sugar added apple sauce

1/4 cup splenda for baking

1/2 Tbs vanilla extract (you can NEVER have too much vanilla)

1 egg

optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Using a spoon or a fork mash peeled bananas in a large bowl. Add apple sauce, sugar, vanilla, egg and mix well. Slowly add dry ingredients stirring to incorporate. Add chocolate chips or nuts if desired.

Spray a 9inch cake pan with cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan. Use a spoon to spread to cover the bottom.

Cook for 25-30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when poked into the center. Do not over bake (it will get dry... yuck).

I like to slice it up like a cake. So get baking and chowing! I made the other night and John ate half of it before the morning... and the rest by the end of the day... hahaha love it!

2 chews:

Paula in the UP said...

Geez a question already....I don't use artificial sweeteners, would honey work in this recipe, or any other suggestion?  I just happen to have 2 over ripe bananas sitting on my counter so I'd love to make this !!

No problem, most of my newer recipes have conversions for people who don't use substitutes. In the case of this one since it's splenda for baking you'd need to use 1/2 cup white sugar in it's place. Not sure how the honey would work since it would be adding a lot more liquid into things.

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