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Let’s Go Bananas For Cinnamon Banana Bread

Let's Go Bananas For Skinny Cinnamon Banana Bread

This is another slimmed down version of my dear friend and neighbor’s banana bread. Celene’s bread was so good that I asked her for her recipe so that I can make it “my way” she was nice enough to share it with me (thanks Celene!). I cut out most of the full stick of butter in the original recipe and made it without chocolate chips. I love this fiber rich cinnamon banana bread. It’s not too sweet and it is delish!

Nutrition (per slice):  calories 187, fat 3.2, carbs. 37, fiber 2.5, protein 4, Weight Watcher PointsPlus® 5
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Egg Beaters (or any brand will do)
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted; then cooled for a few minutes)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 4 oz jar baby applesauce
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream (if you can find Daisy Fresh that’s my favorite)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar (optional)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray a loaf pan with cooking or baking spray
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Add one teaspoon of the cinnamon.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, mash the bananas along with the baby applesauce, sugar, vanilla and cooled melted butter. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes. This step is important because it allows for the sugar and banana mixture to combine.
  5. After 5 minutes add the sour cream.
  6. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients (do not overmix) and let sit for a few minutes.
  7. Pour half the mixture into a loaf pan.
  8. Combine 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with the 1 teaspoon sugar and sprinkle half on top. Save the rest for later.
  9. Add the rest of the mixture to the loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar.
  10. Bake for at least 65-75 minutes. The bread should be nice and brown on top and along the sides of the glass baking pan. A wooden skewer should come out clean with a few moist pieces. Turn the bread around in the oven half way through the baking time and start testing the bread after 65 minutes.
  11. When done, let banana bread cool in pan for at least 1/2 hour and then invert onto a wire cooling rack. Cool about 15 minutes or, cut and enjoy.

Makes 12 slices

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