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Almost No Fat Banana Bread Recipe

Almost No Fat Banana Bread

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"This bread is surprising moist and has a wonderful flavor. For a little variation, you can add nuts or raisins."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x4 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add egg whites, bananas and applesauce; stir just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool before slicing.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2004

I followed the advice of other users and changed the recipe in the following ways: I only used 1/2 cup sugar, I added 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, I used one whole egg instead of 2 whites (I only had one egg), I used 3 bananas instead of two and 1/3 cup applesauce, added 1tsp vanilla extract and 1tsp almond extract, and 1/4 tsp. salt. I also added 1/4 cup chopped nuts. It tastes great, and I didnt get a rubbery crust at all, as some people did. It's easy enough that I'll definitely be making it for my next school bake sale, which I don't often do, since I usually have way too much homework :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 22, 2003

this is absolutely gross....i don't know if it's cuz something went wrong in MY baking..but i've made banana bread before! the bread was really tough, kinda has a really heavy muffin-like texture, that tastes BAD! i think the applesauce made it really BAD, it gave it a weird kick...probably exacerbating the texture....GROSS! bad bad bad, don't make this!

Nov 02, 2003

i also wanted to give it 4.5 stars. it's a good recipe to start with but after reading countless reviews on things that should be added, i decided to heed their warning. i mixed the dry ingredients in a separate bowl than the 'wet'(apple sauce, bananas, sugar, egg whites) ingredients. and i added 1/2 tsp. salt to the dry mixture and 1 tsp vanilla to the wet mixture. then i mixed the dry ingredients into the wet gradually till moistened, followed by walnuts(they complement the banana flavor so well!). another nice touch is to top the batter in the pan with a mix of brown sugar and a little water. it gives the crust a sweet crunch. anyway, it smelled so good while it was baking that my roommates couldn't even wait till the bread cooled before they scarfed it down. hope this helped. sorry it was so long.

Sep 04, 2003

This is great. I couldnt find my banana bread recipe so i tried this one. It will be the recipe i use for now on! My guess is that the people who have chewy or heavy bread are stirring too much, and the people with not enough flavor are using bananas that are not ripe enough. The nastier they look the better they are for bread!

Nov 07, 2003

I was looking for a great low fat banana bread. This is it, but I did tweak the recipe a bit. I added nutmeg instead of cinnamon and also vanilla as others had suggested. I also added 1/2 tsp salt, which I believe is the "missing" ingredient some reviewers were talking about. With these changes the bread was FAB!!!

Nov 01, 2003

Almost passed this one by due to the fat free nature...but am I glad I didn't! Had to rub it in dh's face when he said he loved it! Used 3 ripe bananas, added choco chips and nuts for fun, 1/2 nutmeg and upped the cinnamon due to some reviews saying it was bland, and cut the sugar. To sell my husband on a healthy recipe is something! Made it as muffins, 350 for 18 min. Perfect. Thanks. TStephensx7

Aug 13, 2003

This turned out great! Very moist. As someone else suggested I added 1/8 teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of vanilla. I think those are the missing ingredients. Probably over strirring is why some are having it turn out rubbery. Great lowfat alternative!

Apr 11, 2003

I'd like to give this one 4 1/2 stars. As an earlier reviewer wrote, it was a bit "rubbery" but that didn't take away from the fact that it was delicious! I modified it slightly: replaced 1/4 c. of flour with 1/3 c. oatmeal, added about 3/4 c. raisins and 1 tsp. of vanilla. The aroma while it was baking made my mouth water! And to think I picked this one because it was listed first!


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  • Calories
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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