Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Healthier Banana Bread

I had lots of bananas sitting on my counter top.I wanted to bake banana bread,but a healthier and guilt-free version.So when i was searching for a low fat banana bread recipe,I stumbled upon this recipe in about.com.It had no butter,and the amount of sugar used is almost half compared to other recipes and best of all whole wheat flour is substituted for half of all purpose flour.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 1 cup

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup

Baking soda - 3/4 tsp

Salt-a pinch

brown sugar-1/2 cup packed firmly

Corn/Canola oil - 1/4 cup

Vanilla essence -1 tsp

Buttermilk - 1/2 cup
(I made my own butter milk by mixing 1/2 cup of milk with 1 1/2 TBSP of lemon and allowed it to stand for 5 minutes.Then it can be used in the place of regular butter milk)

Bananas - 2 mashed

Egg - 1 at room temperature

Method: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar.

In a medium bowl, combine oil, egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Add these ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir in mashed bananas.

Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.

4 comments:

Mahi said...

Healthy n filling bread! Looks yum!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

healthy and yummy!

Priya said...

Bread looks super yummy and healthy.

Cathy Pieroz said...

Banana bread is easily my guiltiest pleasure, but I'm always shy about the amount of fat it contains. I'm looking forward to baking a loaf of this great recipe now :) - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills