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What is a simple low-fat banana nut bread recipe?

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Quick Answer

Banana nut bread is a good way to use any leftover bananas that have become over-ripe. Apple butter or applesauce can be used as a substitute for sugar to reduce the amount of fat in the recipe.

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What is a simple low-fat banana nut bread recipe?
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Full Answer

This recipe uses applesauce and Splenda in place of the sugar, and small banana nut bread:

Prep time: approximately 8 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Total time: 53 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, cashews, or any preferred nut)

  1. Combine ingredients
  2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, Splenda and baking powder in a large bowl.

  3. Puree the bananas
  4. Puree the bananas in another bowl, then mix in the applesauce and egg.

  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

  7. Fold in nuts
  8. Fold the nuts into the mixture.

  9. Bake banana bread
  10. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 minutes. Check after 25 minutes to make sure the bread is not becoming overbrown. Remove the bread from the oven when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Other ingredients can be added to the banana bread, depending on taste, such as chocolate, ginger, nutmeg and dried apricots.

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