Low-Calorie Banana Bread

Low-Calorie Banana Bread

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Low-Calorie Banana Bread

Low-calorie banana bread recipe is only 74 calories per slice. It’s great for breakfast, snack, dessert, or whenever the mood strikes.

 

Banana bread is one of my favorites and this recipe is lower in calories than most. My biggest advice when making banana bread is to use well-ripened bananas because their sweetness and moisture affect the taste and texture of the bread. The riper the banana the better it will be for bread making. The banana should look like it’s almost rotten with brown spots because it will be sweeter and will work much better with this texture.

 

What is a banana?

As surprising as this may sound, bananas are considered berries. Bananas develop from a flower with a single ovary and have a soft skin, fleshy middle and small seeds. As a result, they meet the requirements of a berry and can be considered both a fruit and berry. A bunch of bananas is called a hand, and a single banana is a finger. Ecuador is the leading producer of bananas worldwide, followed by the Philippines.

 

Are bananas healthy?

Bananas are high in potassium, antioxidants and fiber. They can also be a good way to get magnesium and vitamins C and B6.

 

low-calorie banana bread

 

 

To make the bread, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then, spray two mini-baking pans with non-stick cooking spray. Set those aside, then in a medium sized mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the flour. Gently mix by hand until everything is mixed and the batter is smooth. Next, add in the flour and stir until combined. Divide the batter between the two baking pans. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the bread cool, then cut each loaf into 6 slices. Enjoy!

 

low-calorie banana bread

 

For a little more flavor to the bread you could also add in some chocolate chips.

 

How do I store banana bread?

Wrap banana bread in plastic wrap, tin foil, or an air tight container. It will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature, and up to about a week by refrigerating it.

 

Can I freeze banana bread?

Yes! Wrap banana bread tightly in plastic wrap or place in an air tight container. It will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months in the freezer.

 

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Ingredients for Low-Calorie Banana Bread

  • Bananas
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Egg
  • Skim milk
  • Flour

 

Calories per serving (1 slice): 74

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Low-Calorie Banana Bread

Low-calorie banana bread recipe is only 74 calories per slice. It's great for breakfast, snack, dessert, or whenever the mood strikes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: banana bread, healthy banana bread, low calorie food option, low-calorie banana bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 74kcal
Author: simplylowcal

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp skim milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray two mini-baking pans with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add all ingredients except the flour. Gently mix by hand until everything is mixed and the batter is smooth. Add flour. Stir until combined.
  • Divide batter between the two baking pans. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool. Cut each loaf into 6 slices. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Low-Calorie Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

 
 
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