Low-Fat, Good for You Banana Bread
First of all, bananas are good for you. They have potassium which is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Plus, banana bead is a type of comfort food that many people enjoy at breakfast and any other times of the day. The problem is that most banana bread recipes can also pack some punch with the calories.
This recipe offers a great option for a low-calorie, much lower fat version of the famous banana bread. By using applesauce instead of oil and xylitol instead of sugar, you cut calories as well as fats. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that comes from the fibrous parts of plants which cuts down on calories and carbohydrates.
By the way, the original recipe called for 1 cup of sugar. I don’t like bread that is too sweet so I put the xylitol down to 3/4 cups. You can make the adjustments to fit your taste levels.
Give this receipe a try, then leave your comments below to tell me how you liked it.
4 ripe bananas
3/4 cup of xylitol (plant based sugar)
¾ cup of applesauce
2 cups of bread flour
½ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9” x 5” loaf pan. In a large bowl, slice the bananas and use an electric mixer to mash. Add the xylitol and blend. Let mixture stand for 15 minutes. Add applesauce and eggs and mix well. Blend in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand again for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.