Light-n-Luscious Banana Bread

Light-n-Luscious Banana Bread

Serves 14

Try this light-n-luscious banana bread that delivers moist banana goodness without extra fat and calories. If you like this delicious bread, you'll love Banana Bread Pancakes with Cinnamon, Honey and Orange Mascarpone, which are based off of this recipe.

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat free or low fat plain yogurt
  • 3 very ripe bananas, smashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
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Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch x 4-inch metal loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Whisk together both flours, baking soda, flax meal, 2 teaspoons of the ground cinnamon and salt; set aside.

Cream together butter with sugar using a mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in yogurt, bananas and vanilla. Fold in flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Spoon batter into loaf pan.

Stir together turbinado sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over the top of the banana bread. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then remove from baking pan.

Chef's Tip: If using a glass baking pan, decrease cooking time by 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:170 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 4g protein
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