Low fat banana bread

    1 hour 15 min

    A wonderful banana bread that is lower in fat and calories than most other banana bread recipes.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 150g (5 oz) caster sugar
    • 50g (2 oz) butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 200g (7 oz) 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 / Gas mark 4. Line a loaf 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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    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. 100g caster, 25g Dark Muscovado, 25g light brown & 1tsp vanilla extract then 150g sultanas and chopped dates & only used 2 bananas. Great for a richer deeper flavour & added texture!  -  18 Apr 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. added a bit of cinnamon and ginger  -  12 Apr 2010