Low-Fat Banana Bread/Cake

There’s no easier way to use up overripe bananas than to bake this healthy banana bread.  This recipe contains no added fat in the form of butter or oil and yet it makes surprisingly moist and yummy bread! 🙂  It’s a perfect snack to have with a hot cup of coffee or tea.  I’m sure you can even tempt some non-banana lovers to taste this.  Banana bread keeps very well for several days and you can even freeze some for later use if you end up making a large batch.

Ingredients :

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup plain yogurt (or milk)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

Notes :

  • The original recipe was for banana muffins.  Reduce the baking time to 20-25 mins for muffins.
  • Banana breads or cakes usually take longer time to bake compared to other cakes.  You might need to add 5-10 mins to the baking time if you find the center still wet after the indicated baking time.
  • I usually use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup plain flour for this recipe.  Makes it even more healthier. 🙂
  • You can add walnuts to the batter. (optional)

Method :

  1. Preheat your  oven to 175 degrees C.  Lightly grease or line a loaf pan or baking dish.
  2. Mix together flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, mashed bananas and yogurt/milk.
  4. Fold in flour mixture to the banana mixture using a spatula or fork until just mixed.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.  If desired, sprinkle some freshly grated coconut (or dessicated coconut) and brown sugar on top.  This will give a nice sweet crust to your bread once it cools.  🙂
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the banana bread comes out clean.  Allow it to cool before cutting into slices. 

What’s even better in this recipe is the main ingredient!!  Bananas are rich in potassium and carbohydrates and are known to have several health benefits.

  • Potassium helps to provide relief from stress, anxiety and irritability since during periods of high stress, our body’s potassium levels tend to be rapidly depleted.
  • Due to their content in fiber, bananas help restore a normal bowel function during constipation.
  • They have a relatively high content of iron, which can be helpful in iron deficiency anemia. 
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