Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Banana Bread

This recipe from my favorite website Hungry Girl has to be the best low calorie banana bread I have ever tried. Moist, flavorful, and guilt-free, what more could a girl ask for? With all the free time on my hands lately I have been trying a lot of different recipes so get ready for more recipes to come! This banana bread brought up memories of growing up with my mom making fresh bread in her amazing bread maker and the smell filling the house. I love all kinds of bread but this one tops the list! Try it out today and let me know what you think!

Serves 8

1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters)
1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Optional Toppings: no-calorie spray butter, Cool Whip Free

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (in other words, all dry ingredients).
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, egg substitute, applesauce, and vanilla extract (all the wet ingredients).
  • Add this mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients, and stir until just blended. Spoon batter into a large loaf pan (about 9" X 5") sprayed with nonstick spray.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, and then cut into 8 slices. If you like, spritz with some spray butter or spread on some Cool Whip Free.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories: 140 Fat: 0.5g Sodium: 267mg Carbs: 31g Fiber: 3.75g Sugars: 7g Protein: 5g

1 comment:

Abby said...

Oh, yum. The chunks of banana look heavenly! I made banana bread recently, too, but it wasn't healthful like your version! Nice to hear that there are healthier versions out there that are tasty, too!