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Moist Low Fat Low Calorie Banana Bread


Banana bread is surprising moist texture and has a wonderful flavor. Banana bread is a sweet, quick to make bread, which is a good use for over ripe bananas. Banana bread can be eaten with breakfast or brunch, with coffee or tea, or even as dessert after dinner. Banana bread is not necessarily considered a health food, despite containing a healthy fruit. One of the reasons people do not eat banana bread is that it is traditionally a high calorie food that contains a lot of sugar and fat. This is not healthy for people who are trying to lose weight. However, by using alternate ingredients, it is possible to make banana bread that is healthy and can be eaten without guilt by those who are on weight loss programs.
There are a lot of recipes for banana bread that replace some of the higher calorie and higher fat ingredients, with those that are lower in calories or fat. Whole wheat flour instead of white, plain yogurt in place of butter, honey rather than sugar, and apple chunks in place of walnuts, are ingredient switches that can lower calories, fat, and sugar content in banana bread. People who eat these alternative versions claim the banana bread is still moist and sweet. And of these types of breads may contain as few as 115 to 200 calories per slice. Here is a low-calorie banana bread recipe this is moist and delightful without the use of all the butter from conventional recipes. Alternatively, this recipe takes advantage of the addition of yogurt to make a satisfying presenting on the way to now not derail your healthful eating life-style. A slice of conventional banana bread gives you round 320 calories, but with those adjustments you could feel good about reducing that by over a third.

Moist Low Fat and Low Calorie Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbs butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3 large extra ripe bananas (1½ cups mashed)
  • baking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan with cooking or baking spray or line a loaf tin of baking paper.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, ¼ cup of the sugar, and salt. Set these dry ingredients aside.
  3. In another bowl cream together thoroughly mashed bananas, vanilla and yogurt with an electric mixer.
  4. In a third mixing bowl, beat together the remaining ½ cup of sugar and the softened butter until fluffy and fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add some of the banana mixture to your butter mixture and beat with mixer on low speed until well combined.
  6. Next add half of the flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist and continue alternating additions until all the ingredients are combined.
  7. Stir gently and just until the flour is incorporated and be sure you do not over mix. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  8. Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan and bake in your preheated oven for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Turn out onto wire rack and allow cooling before slicing.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Ready In: 1 hr. and 10 minutes
Servings: 10

Nutritional Info

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 155.0
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 141.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g


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