Low-Fat Banana Bread

    2 hours 40 minutes

    I developed this recipe because I wanted an actual banana bread recipe, not banana cake. This recipe is very low in fat. The walnuts are optional.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2/3 cup (150g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour5min  ›  Extra time:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:2hours40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease one 20x10cm loaf tin and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    3. In another bowl, mash the bananas and stir in the eggs and sugar. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just combined, then fold in the chopped walnuts (optional). Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake at 180 degrees C for 55 to 65 minutes or until bread tests done. Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely. Slice and serve.

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    Wonderful! I actually decided on this recipe since it called for baking powder instead of soda (which I didn't have) I halved the recipe since I cook for one and I definitely don't need a whole loaf lying around =) I did add about 2 T of melted butter to the batter as another reviewer suggested to make it a little more moist and just a dash more baking powder. It just came out a few minutes ago and it's very very yummy, just the right texture, not too heavy or dense! Will definitely make again. (Oh and sidenote....I noticed a Lot of complaints that this bread is too "dense and gummy" I'm wondering if everyone is remembering to use Very Over Ripe bananas? They should be completely brown and practically liquid themselves! If you use bananas that are not ripe enough it won't be a substitute for the liquid (i.e. milk, water) that most recipes have and the bread won't turn out right)  -  30 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was surprised at how delicious this bread is. I made two types of bread - one claimed to be low fat, but had butter in it. This one doesn't have any butter and was better than the other one! I highly recommend this recipe.  -  31 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This bread is good when it first comes out of the oven. After that it is much too heavy and dry.  -  12 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)