Banana Bread Recipe

Do you love Banana Bread, but not want the typical 200-300 calories per slice (or even more if it is a large slice).  This modified banana bread recipe is one of my personal favorites.  It is only 120 calories per slice, so you cut down the calories but you don’t cut out any of the flavor.  It uses standard ingredients and is so easy to make, you don’t even need to get out the mixer!


1.5 Cup Flour*

¾ Cup Sugar

1.5 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

½ tsp Cinnamon

1 Cup Bananas (mashed)

¼ Cup Applesauce

2 Egg Whites


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon).  Add wet ingredients (bananas, applesauce and egg whites) and stir until well combined.  The batter will remain lumpy.  Lightly coat loaf pan with cooking spray and then add batter.  Cook for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 Servings.  Nutrition Information per serving: 132 Calories, 0 gm Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 191 mg Sodium, 31 gm Carbohydrate, 1 gm Fiber, 17 gm Sugars.

*For an even healthier version, try using ¾ Cup Whole Wheat Flour and ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour.  This will add extra Fiber!