Skinny Banana Bread

May 28, 2015

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Banana bread has always been one of my favorite treats as long as I can remember. I could eat it every single day. It’s easy to make, it uses basic pantry staples that I always keep on hand, and it’s a sweet my whole family can always agree on. Plus it makes a great dessert to bring to any get together because who doesn’t love it? The only draw back is that more often than not it’s packed with sugar and butter, which I personally think is fine in moderation, but if you want to enjoy it more often this a great recipe to use.

Skinny Banana Bread | Cooking Classy

Try this one out, you’ll hardly notice much difference from this and your classic banana bread recipe. My husband said he couldn’t even tell the difference and my kids totally loved it! It’s worth trying at least because what have you got to lose, those overripe, generously speckled bananas might end up in the garbage anyway right? Don’t waste them and put them to good use with this delicious and moist, light banana bread!

Skinny Banana Bread | Cooking Classy

5 from 1 vote

Skinny Banana Bread

Delicious banana bread recipe made with just 2 Tbsp butter. Uses applesauce and Greek yogurt instead of a whole stick of butter yet it's still perfectly tasty!
Servings: 14
Prep15 minutes
Cook55 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (283g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp (65g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (64g) unsweetened applesauce (I used chilled)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (352g) mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup (82g) fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 by 4-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer blend together granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until combined. Mix in applesauce then blend in eggs one at a time. Blend in mashed bananas, Greek yogurt and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl and fold batter several times to incorporate.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven 55 - 60 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, and tenting loaf as needed during last 15 - 20 minutes to prevent excess browning on top of loaf.
  • Cool in baking dish 5 minutes then remove from loaf pan and on cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.