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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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  • 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


    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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3rd Mar, 2013
very easy and tasty, thanks for the tip on how long to actually bake for - that came in very handy!
3rd Feb, 2014
Glad you enjoyed it :)
21st Jan, 2013
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.
3rd Feb, 2014
Thank you for the timing, I should have added a rough guide! Glad you enjoyed it :)
7th Nov, 2012
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!
3rd Feb, 2014
Thank you, that sounds like a nice contrast! Glad you guys enjoyed it :)
10th Sep, 2012
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!
3rd Feb, 2014
Thank you so much! I'm glad you and you're family enjoyed it :)


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