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Recipe For Low-Fat Banana Bread

A Reader's Recipe: Light and Healthy Banana Bread

Here's a healthy recipe for banana bread from the OnSugar blog Sophie's Sweeties.

When life gives you bananas, make banana bread! When a recipe calls for oil, use applesauce and yogurt! These swaps make the bread moist and delicious while keeping it low-fat. It doesn't get any better than that!

See Sophie's easy recipe when you


2 medium really ripe bananas
1/2 C. nonfat Greek yogurt (like Fage)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/3 C. egg substitute (or 2 egg whites)
3/4 C. granulated Splenda
1 snack pack unsweetened applesauce (4 oz.)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 C. oatmeal
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. cinnamon
½  tsp. salt
1/4 C. chopped nuts and seeds (I used walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds)
1/4 C. dark chocolate chips (optional)

Mix the bananas, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda in a blender. In another bowl mix the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, cinnamon, Splenda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring just until blended.  Fold in the nuts and seeds.
Spray a 9 x 5” loaf pan with cooking oil, and fill with the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Fleetingly Fleetingly 6 years
I didn't have all the ingridients so I had to improvise. Instead of applesauce, I used another banana and a half, and instead of regular splenda, I used the brownsugar/splenda mix. I also added some honey just for the heck of it. It turned out great! Super moist and really delicous. When I make it next time, I will probably make it with all real sugar; just because the artificial sweetner was very overwhelming and unbelievably sweet. This recipe is a keeper, though!
Rachel-C Rachel-C 6 years
Yum!!!! A great use for old bananas.
thenekoling thenekoling 6 years
I also used regular sugar, and it was still great :)
thenekoling thenekoling 6 years
I ended up making this tonight with regular whole wheat flour and it was still so yummy! thank you!!
swissmiss8422 swissmiss8422 6 years
I made this with stevia drops-- turned out perfectly! I also subbed half the whole wheat flour for peanut flour ( has lost of protein, and less carbs ) which made it super hearty tasting!
Sophiew1 Sophiew1 6 years
I'm not sure, give it a try! Next time I make it I'm going to try whole wheat flour too. Let me know how it turns out for you : )
thenekoling thenekoling 6 years
could regular whole wheat flour be used in place of pastry flour?
Sophiew1 Sophiew1 6 years
I found this site which shows the Splenda/sugar to Stevia conversion. Hope it helps :)
HolidayHoney HolidayHoney 6 years
Stevia - my thoughts exactly... If anyone tries it please post!
Whitney-English Whitney-English 6 years
Yummmm! I have some bananas that are about to go bad...totally trying this!
SaraNoH SaraNoH 6 years
haha, yesterday I scoured this site for a more healthy banana bread recipe and made 3 loaves. how ironic :)
Sophiew1 Sophiew1 6 years
I was just eating a slice as I opened this post! It's so good! You can use 3/4 C real sugar instead of the granulated Splenda if you'd like. I'm not sure about the Stevia equivalency though.
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