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Low Fat Banana Bread Recipe

Low Fat Banana Bread Photo : Jackie Cameron

Low Fat Banana Bread
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Low Fat Banana Bread

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Try my low-fat All Bran banana-bread recipe. It is deliciously healthy and extremely moist with a dense banana texture. In recipes with eggs, I suggest an egg substitute or substitute with mashed bananas and a ¼ teaspoon of baking powder. Tofu is a satisfactory alternative in baked dishes such as quiches and brownies. Remember each egg in a recipe can be successfully substituted with one tablespoon of corn flour mixed with 3 tablespoons of water. Take small steps when adopting this new method - you want it to be sustainable. I suggest you start by halving the amount of butter and eggs. At least that’s a step in the right direction.

Yields : 2 loaves

Ingredients :

125ml Plain Low - Fat Yoghurt

250gr White Sugar

5ml Vanilla Essence

2 Whole Eggs

4 (425gr) Bananas

500ml Cake Flour

5ml Baking Powder

62.5ml Seedless Raisins

125ml Water, boiling

5ml Bicarbonate of Soda

125ml All Bran Flakes

Cinnamon Sugar :

125ml White Sugar

10ml Cinnamon Powder

Method :

1) Set oven at 180ºC

2) Line and grease, two 19cmX8.5cm bread tins well

3) In a blender place the yoghurt, sugar, vanilla essence, eggs and bananas, liquidise well

4) Add that mixture to the flour, baking powder and raisins

5) Combine the water and bicarb, then lastly fold that in the banana mixture

6) Sprinkle the entire bread tin with 15ml cinnamon sugar

7) For each bread tin cut 2(140gr) bananas in rings and place them neatly on the base of the bread tin

8) Divide the banana mixture equally between the two tins

9) Lightly sprinkle 5ml cinnamon sugar on top of the mixture

10) Place 125ml of All Bran Flakes on top of the cinnamon sugar

11) Place in oven and bake for 1hour or until cooked

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713