Low fat banana walnut cake

Low fat banana walnut cake


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About this recipe: Moist, comforting banana walnut bread - you'll never know it's low fat!


Serves: 12 

  • 2 eggs
  • 150g (5 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 tablespoons apple sauce or purée
  • 5 tablespoons skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 225g (8 oz) plain flour
  • 1 dessertspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 30g (1 oz) chopped walnuts

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

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment, and lightly dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in bananas, apple sauce, milk, oil and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture, mixing just until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden and a cocktail stick inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Turn bread out onto a wire rack and let cool.

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Reviews (12)


i made this cake with my partner last night and it's sooo tasty and much easier than i first thought!!! thank you!!! - 16 Feb 2009


The picture for this cake doesn't look much but everyone I've made this for love it. Its not too sweet so caters for all tastes. Will definately make again. - 27 Aug 2012


LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I made it for my mother in law who is visiting and she keeps going back for more! - 18 Jun 2012

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