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Turn a Classic Banana Bread to a Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Turn a Classic Banana Bread to a Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Turn a Fatty Banana Bread to a Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Reducing calories and fat is easy with a simple change

This is a post all about how to make a healthy Banana Bread recipe. The process of turning a classic banana bread recipe into a healthy banana bread recipe is simple. It is mostly a matter of changing up a couple ingredients to lower the sugar and fat content.

Typically the best way to do this is reduce fat the fats by cutting them with yogurt and slightly reducing the amount of sugar.  See ingredients highlighted in red that I modified. This is easy to shave off 40 calories and ~4 grams of fat. This does not sound like much, but it will add up quickly when you eat more than one slice. Don’t lie, you know you will 😉 These recipes are an amalgamation of several I have used in the past including my Grandma’s, Healthy Living, and Alton Brown’s from Good Eats. 

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Classic Banana Bread

Calories per serving (1 slice, 13 slices in a loaf) 230 calories, 8 grams fat

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup butter (softened)

½ cup buttermilk

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 ½ cups mashed overly ripe bananas

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan
  3. Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) in a large bowl and thoroughly whisk together  (Set aside)
  4. Blend butter, butter cream, vanilla extract and sugar together until creamy
  5. Add eggs one at a time to Butter/Sugar mixture with a blender.
  6. Fold in the mashed bananas
  7. Slowly integrate dry ingredient mixture using the blender to mix
  8. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

 

Healthier Banana Bread

Calories per serving (1 slice, 13 slices in a loaf) 180 calories, 4.3 grams fat

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon potassium based salt (i.e. LoSalt)

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs, beaten

2 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) in a large bowl and thoroughly whisk together  (Set aside)
  4. Blend butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and yogurt together until creamy
  5. Add eggs one at a time to Butter/Sugar mixture with a blender.
  6. Fold in the mashed bananas
  7. Slowly integrate dry ingredient mixture using the blender to mix
  8. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

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About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

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