Banana Bread Bake OFF!!!!

So I've decided to enter my yummy banana bread in a banana bread bake off! I mean how exciting! I love this whole online blog bake off events they are fantastic!! So click on the image above or head over to Not Quite Nigella to learn more!


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 whole wheat flour

1/4 cup oats

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 overripe large bananas

3/4 cup no sugar added apple sauce

1/4 cup splenda for baking

1/2 Tbs imitation vanilla or 1 1/2 tsp 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 (yes cake not a bread loaf 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!

1 chews:

Lorraine E said...

Thanks for your entry Steph! :)

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