Thursday, March 24, 2016

Reduced Fat Banana Bread

There's no extra oil in this recipe so feel free to serve with a little pat of organic butter, or add a few chocolate chips or some chopped walnuts to the batter.

Applesauce is a great replacement for oil in recipes for quick bread and brownies. Some cooks will recommend adding extra sugar to make up for it (check your labels in the store - most "non-fat" foods have a LOT more sugar than normal). I did not increase the sugar, and honestly, with the natural sweetness of the bananas, it was not needed.

1 and 1/’2 cups all purpose flour
1/2  cup white sugar
1 and 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg
3 very ripe bananas - mashed (banana skins should be turning black)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/3 cup sugar-free applesauce

Mix white and dry ingredients in separate bowls, combine and mix just until blended.

Spray a loaf pan with non stick spray and bake in preheated 350 F oven for 50-55 minutes. If you want to bake as muffins, bake for 18 minutes at 350.


  1. Oh!! It looks delicious. Im going to copy it and make some this weekend. I may add a few chocolate chips and nuts to mine. My mouth is watering already lol


  2. Now you have my attention with this one! I bet it goes nicely with ice cream too. See, this is what causes me so much trouble lol!


    1. I was the one that did the Slim Fast Plan and my sensible meal was a whole mushroom pizza.

  3. Hari OM
    .......dribbling here.....
    eyes-on... YAM xx


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