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This low-calorie banana bread recipe is only 74 calories per slice and is also a great low-fat alternative to traditional banana breads.
Banana bread is a classic, and this recipe is one of my favorites because it is low in calories and fat, especially compared to traditional banana breads.
The best advice for making a good, moist banana bread is to use ripe bananas. The sweetness and moisture affect the taste and texture of the bread.
The riper the banana, the better it will be for making bread because the bread will be sweeter. The banana should have several brown spots.
This could take several days depending on how ripe the bananas are when you buy them and if they sit out at room temperature.
What is a banana?
As surprising as it may sound, bananas are considered berries, though considered by most as a fruit. Any small fleshy fruit is popularly called a berry, especially if it is edible. Though they meet the requirements of a berry, they 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?
Yes! Bananas are high in potassium, antioxidants and fiber. They are also a great way to get magnesium and vitamins C and B6.
How many calories are in bananas?
The average, medium sized banana has 105 calories.
How many calories are in banana bread?
Traditional banana breads are loaded with butter, flour and sugar. This recipe uses flour and sugar, but the amounts are reduced lowering the calorie count.
How many calories are there per slice of banana bread?
This recipe is made using two mini loaf pans. Each loaf has a serving size of 6 slices totaling 74 calories per slice.
This is the best, homemade skinny banana bread to add to your regular baking rotation.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Lower in calories and fat than most banana breads
- Great for a quick breakfast or snack
- Perfect to meal prep and eat during the week
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Ripe bananas – Ripe bananas add to the sweetness of this bread
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Vanilla extract
- Granulated sugar
- Baking Powder
- Skim milk
How to make this recipe
1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two mini-baking pans with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
2 – 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.
3 – Add in the flour and stir until combined.
4 – Divide the batter between the two baking pans. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
5 – Let the bread cool, then cut each loaf into 6 slices.
For a little more flavor to the bread you could also add in some chocolate chips or nuts.
How do I store banana bread?
Wrap banana bread in plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or place in an airtight container. The banana bread 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 airtight container. The banana bread will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months in the freezer.
Calories per serving (1 slice): 74
- 2 ripe 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
- 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!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g
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