Is there anything better than fresh out of the oven warm banana bread with melted butter? So delicious! You can have all the taste without blowing your diet. I made this banana bread recipe three times, and my husband raves about it. He couldn’t believe that this bread was lower in fat, sugar and calories.
I found a couple recipes for lower calorie banana bread, made a couple tweaks, and voila! This recipe uses less sugar than normal, and very little butter. Despite this, the flavor is full on delicious!
Better For You Banana Bread
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp butter, softened
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
3 small ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter and sugar, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined. (about 2 minutes) Add egg, applesauce and vanilla extract. Beat for another two minutes. Fold in the bananas.
Lightly spoon the all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour into dry measuring cups, leveling with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate large bowl.
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing on low until moistened.
Coat the loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter in the loaf pan.
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Servings: 10
Per serving: 100 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber and 2 grams protein.