Low-Fat Banana Bread

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This is my go-to banana bread recipe by Joy of Baking This is one of the few baking recipes I have committed myself to. It is super moist and best of all low-fat! It is much lighter than your typical banana bread recipe which can be heavy.

Low-Fat Banana Bread
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg or 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven. Spray an 8 x 4 inch (20 x 10 cm) loaf pan with a nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the mashed bananas with the baking soda and yogurt. Allow to sit while you prepare the rest of the batter.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg or egg whites, and vanilla.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt.
  5. Then combine the banana mixture with the oil mixture and then add this to the flour mixture. Stir just until all the ingredients are moistened. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 45 - 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
  7. Makes one loaf (about 12 slices).
Recipe and Photo Credit: Joyofbaking.com

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