Low Fat Banana Bread

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Banana bread is a family favourite everywhere bananas need to be used up, but this recipe has the advantage of being lower in fat than the norm.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2/3 cup (155g) caster sugar
    • 60g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a loaf pan with baking paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs, water and bananas until well blended.
    3. Mix in the flour, bicarb soda, salt and baking powder until the mixture is just moistened. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to blend all ingredients.
    4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour. Bread is done when the top is firm to the touch and a golden brown colour. Time will vary according to loaf size and oven type.
    5. When bread is removed from oven, allow it to cool on it's side for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack.

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    Used different ingredients. I replaced the butter in this recipe with 2 tablespoons apple sauce and used egg whites instead of whole eggs. This made it virtually fat free. It still came out as moist and delicious as ever!!!  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. I, too substituted apple sauce for the butter and used only egg whites, making this virtually fat-free. To battle my fiance's chocolate cravings, I added cocoa powder to half the batter and made a two-layer loaf. yum! Thanks for the healthy and versatile recipe!  -  14 Jul 2008


    Something else. I added some sliced bananas to the mixture and on the top of the bread. Delicious!! I occasionally add strawberries or berries to make a fruit cake  -  16 Oct 2010