Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Finally a healthy, low fat, low calorie Banana Bread!

Welcome readers to my first post!

Super Healthy Banana Bread

It's not easy to find a satisfying, healthy snack that won't add to your curves. Something that still has flavour that the whole family will enjoy.  My kids love to find this afternoon delight in their lunch-bag.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes


1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or Nutri-blend flour

1 cup oats (quick or regular)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tbs canola oil

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

3-4 medium very ripe (black) bananas, mashed

Add in's - 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, coconut or nuts of choice (optional)


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
    Add oil, buttermilk, egg and vanilla, then fold in mashed banana and add in (if desired).
    Empty batter in to an 8 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch loaf tin sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 50 minutes to an 1 hour.
    Makes 12 slices
    Per Slice: Calories 176, Calories from Fat 33, Total Fat 3.6g (sat 0.6g), Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 115mg, Carbohydrate 31.5g, Fiber 3.2g, Protein 4.3g

    1 comment:

    1. I like that it has 3.2g of fiber/slice! Have to try this...