Banana Bread Bake OFF!!!!
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)
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!