Easy Low-Fat Banana Bread

    1 hour 15 mins

    Look no further for a low fat banana bread recipe that tastes great!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 150g caster sugar
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a baking tin with baking parchment.
    2. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs, water and bananas with the sugar mixture until well blended.
    3. Mix in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and baking powder just until the mixture is moistened. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to blend all ingredients.
    4. Bake for about 60 minutes. 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. When bread is removed from oven, allow it to cool on it's side for 10 minutes, then remove from tin and let cool on a wire rack.

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    banana bread  -  20 Feb 2013


    I LOVED this recipe. After mulling over all the reviews, I changed it up as follows: 1) Added 1/2 cup of bananas, 2) 1 Cup white flour, 2/3 cup wheat flour, 3) Did 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar, 4) used applesauce instead of margarine, 5) added 1t of vanilla, 6) added 1t of cinnamon, 6) used milk instead of water, and 7) added 1/2 cup of walnuts. It turned out SO moist and no different than full-fat banana bread.  -  29 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I replaced the margarine in this recipe with 1/8 cup applesauce and the eggs with 6 tbs. egg substitute. This made it completely fat free. It still came out as moist and delicious as ever!!! With these changes, you should lower the oven temperature to 325 and bake it for 40-45 minutes depending on oven. Great fat free recipe!!  -  25 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)