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Low fat Banana Bread

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Serves 1 - 1 Loave

Moist, low fat and delicious hope you love it as much as I do!!

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Ingredients

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3 very ripe mashed bananas
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon baking powder

Method

    1. Preheat oven to 180 c/ gas mark 4 and line a loaf tin of baking paper
    2. In a medium bowl beat sugar and butter till smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs, water and bananas with the sugar mixture until well blended
    3. Mix in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder just until the mixture is moistened. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to blend all ingredients
    4. Bake till the top is firm to the touch and golden brown in colour. When bread is removed from the oven, allow to cool on its side for 10 minutes, then remove from tin and let cool on wire rack
    5. Enjoy!!

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armchairadventurer's picture

I am a very amateur baker yet this came out nice. It is the nicest banana cake recipe i have tried thanks. I used self raising flour - what us the rifference between using this or the plain flour + baking powder as suggested in the recipe?

armchairadventurer's picture

I am not a gifted baker. In fact my baking almost never goes right. I have tried various recipes for banana bread before and this came out the best. Thanks for posting such a delicious and simple recipe. Ps i used self raising flour. Is there any difference between using this or using the plain flour + baking powder as suggested in the recipe?

lai_light's picture
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I loved the fact that this recipe used minimal ingredients. I used unsalted butter, wholemeal flour and soft light brown sugar. Baked for 45 minutes and it turned out perfectly. Look forward to baking it again next weekend :)

hudsey31's picture

Just made this and its fantastic. I was sure to mix realy well and I also used wholemeal plain flour to try and be a bit more healthier. My 1yr old loves this. It rised perfectly.
Thanks for the recipe :)

carolz's picture

Wholemeal flour is a great idea, glad it turned out well :)

lealokie's picture

Lovely recipe! I used dark brown soft sugar for a banoffee vibe and the tiniest dash of lime to the banana. Delicious. Cut into 12 slices, each slice is about 166 calories. Xx

carolz's picture

I like the idea of soft brown sugar! Thank you for trying :)

vlwarr's picture
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I used granulated sugar, dairy free marg and self raising flour as I had no bicarb or baking powder and it worked beautifully!

carolz's picture

Sounds great! Glad it worked out well for you :)

csinclair185's picture

Very nice, and so easy - excellent.

carolz's picture

Thank you, glad you liked it :)

jcomrie's picture
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very easy and tasty, thanks for the tip on how long to actually bake for - that came in very handy!

carolz's picture

Glad you enjoyed it :)

lrubanka's picture
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This is a great recipe! I especially like that it has half the fat of most of the others I have used.

I used half brown sugar to add a bit of that molasses flavour.

Your baking instructions are good. I agree that this should come out when it is firm and brown, not when the timer goes off. However, it helps one plan to know this will take about 45 minutes to bake.

Another bit of advice to novice bakers, quick breads like these will be firm and moist when it reads 350C (175F) with a instant read thermometer.

carolz's picture

Thank you for the timing, I should have added a rough guide! Glad you enjoyed it :)

nettybetty001's picture

Great recipe for my first ever banana bread. Very easy and not so many ingredients. My boyfriend keeps asking me when I shall be making it again.

I added a large handful of walnuts which worked very well if you like them - it does add calories though!

carolz's picture

Thank you, that sounds like a nice contrast! Glad you guys enjoyed it :)

nicoladouglas1972's picture
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I did a quick search for a low fat banana bread recipe to use up some very over ripe bananas & came across this. All the ingredients were the things I normally have in my store cupboard so I decided upon this one. The cake itself was very quick and easy to make - my kids helped me mix & mash which they had fun doing. The end result was absolutely delicious and extremely moist - even the day after when they normally start to dry out. I did add approximately a generous teaspoon of mixed spice to the batter which worked well (you may want to use less if your mixed spice isnt quite so old as mine is!!). The outside browned a bit more quickly than i wanted but i turned down the temperature a bit (10-15 degrees) towards the end of the bake to allow the inside to still cook but not burn the outside. The whole family loved it. I'll be making this again. A really good quick & easy recipe!

carolz's picture

Thank you so much! I'm glad you and you're family enjoyed it :)

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