Low-Fat Banana Bread

Published October 1, 2007.

Why this recipe works:

We wanted to find a way to make a low-fat banana bread recipe that produced the rich flavor and texture of the best full-fat versions. Roasting the bananas in the oven brought out their natural sweetness, so we could use less sugar in our Low-Fat Banana Bread. Just a bit of oil combined with… read more

We wanted to find a way to make a low-fat banana bread recipe that produced the rich flavor and texture of the best full-fat versions. Roasting the bananas in the oven brought out their natural sweetness, so we could use less sugar in our Low-Fat Banana Bread. Just a bit of oil combined with fat-free cream cheese gave our banana bread good moisture, texture, and structure. Traditional banana bread has 290 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 6 grams of saturated fat per one-inch slice. Our Low-Fat Banana Bread has 200 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 0.5 grams of saturated fat per one-inch slice.

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Makes one 9 by 5-inch loaf

Adding more than 1 1/2 cups of the roasted bananas to the batter will result in a dense, gummy loaf.

Ingredients

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