Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Banana Bread

I just found the website Hungry-Girl and she has some great recipes. She takes normal recipes and makes them healthy! I found this banana bread and it sounds really good. I am making this for breakfast for the morning we leave for Atlanta. Eric is staying at our house while we are away, so he will have something to eat also.

HG's Top Banana Bread

HG's Top Banana Bread

Go Bananas!

Banana bread typically has pretty horrific nutritionals, so we set out to create a guilt-free version. And (tada!) here it is. FYI, if you're looking for a cake-tastic sweet treat with a POINTS® value of 2*, a fat slice of this stuff topped with Cool Whip Free is the way to go...

1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute (like Egg Beaters)
1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Optional Toppings: no-calorie spray butter, Cool Whip Free

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (in other words, all dry ingredients). In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, egg substitute, applesauce, and vanilla extract (all the wet ingredients). Add this mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients, and stir until just blended. Spoon batter into a large loaf pan (about 9" X 5") sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, and then cut into 8 slices. If you like, spritz with some spray butter or spread on some Cool Whip Free. MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 (thick!) slice
Calories: 140
Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 267mg
Carbs: 31g
Fiber: 3.75g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 5g

POINTS® value 2*


Harris Family said...

That looks delicious! I am going to have to try it! Banana Bread is one of my husband's favorites. I think I am going to make it for him this weekend! Thanks for sharing!
By the way, I just randomly came across your blog through Kelly's.

Julia said...

I love!!! And I love banana bread. Thanks for the recipe! :)