Breads and Grains - Low cal whole wheat Banana Bread

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03-02-2010, 11:51 PM
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 cup oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tbs canola oil

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Add oil, buttermilk, egg and vanilla, then fold in mashed banana.

Empty batter in to an 8 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch loaf tin sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 50 minutes to an 1 hour.

Makes 12 slices

Per Slice: Calories 176, Calories from Fat 33, Total Fat 3.6g (sat 0.6g), Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 115mg, Carbohydrate 31.5g, Fiber 3.2g, Protein 4.3g


I tried this recipe last night and I was really pleased with it. I'm sure you could replace the oil with applesauce, I didn't have any on hand so I couldn't try it. I also only baked for about 45 min, but that may just be my oven though.

It is fairly high cal for one slice, but it may work into some plans. I personally can't force myself to eat a large breakfast, but I do try to eat something so I'm not starving by lunch. A slice of this and an orange fills me up.

07-07-2010, 11:58 PM
I bet that would be good in mini muffin pans for better portion control, and with some dark chocolate grated into it. Mmmmmm I love banana bread.

01-30-2011, 01:03 PM
Oh I like this! I gotta try it sometime