Friday, September 27, 2013

Low-Fat Banana Bread

I have a confession to make: I'm a bread lover. Every Saturday my dad makes fresh whole wheat bread and I could easily make my way through a whole loaf on my own. Don't worry, I share - but isn't bread so very addicting? That's why I've tried to find a healthy alternative to banana bread (one of the most addicting breads out there.) Substituting applesauce for butter really adds some flavor and cuts down on the calories... as long as you can be disciplined and not eat the entire loaf!

Low-Fat Banana Bread 
PREP: 15 minutes           COOK: 45 - 60 minutes            READY IN: 1 hour 15 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. 
  3. Add eggs, applesauce, bananas, and vanilla. (If desired, add raisins and walnuts.)
  4. Pour batter into lightly greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until inserted fork comes out clean.


    1 slice    202 calories   1.1 g fat   44.6 g carbs    3.8 g protein    22.4 g sugar   

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