Healthy Low Fat Banana Bread

Healthy Low Fat Banana Bread

I have been making this delicious Banana Bread for over 30 years when I first discovered it in Victoria Principal’s book, “The Diet Principle.” It is a winner for so many reasons. It takes a few minutes to prepare, is low fat and relatively guilt-free.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter or vegan margarine
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of unsifted whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of unbleached white flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Add yogurt to the bananas and set aside.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar.
  3. Add the egg and mix well.
  4. Sift dry ingredients and alternate adding them with the banana/yogurt mixture. If using the walnuts, add them last, and do not over mix.
  5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Be careful not to over or under bake.

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