Whole Grain Fat Free Banana Bread AND Muffins
One of my bloggy friends Lori, has a great blog and she shares a lot of great recipes too. This one caught my eye the other day and it was one of those moments where I just knew I had to make it.
Banana bread is one of those things for me that I honestly have to say, I've had a hard time finding a good recipe and it's kinda turned me off it. But I figured, what's one more recipe to try and it's healthy and low calories and low fat, I may as well give it a go....and give it a go I did and it's delicious. I think I may have just found my Banana Bread recipe. Yay!
Lori got the recipe originally from Vickilynn at What's Cookin' Today?
WHOLE GRAIN FAT FREE BANANA BREAD
Recipe By :© 2001 Vickilynn Haycraft
Serving Size : 24
Serving Size : 24
3 cups whole wheat flour — or Kamut
1 cup honey
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 medium egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)
2 cups banana — mashed
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup organic dried fruit (optional) We like raisins, apricots, dates and dried cranberries.
**For chocolate version, omit fruit and add 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to flour and 1/4 cup malt-sweetened carob chips — or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 8×4 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Place egg whites, bananas, honey and applesauce in a mixing bowl and mix well until thoroughly mixed.
Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Divide batter evenly between the 2prepared pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Turn out onto cooling rack and allow to cool before slicing.
Each loaf makes 12 slices
Also can be made as one bundt cake. Bake same amount of time. Each bundt cake yields 30 slices
OR you can turn the second loaf into muffins, which is what I did.
And these only add up to 117 calories per muffin
Per Serving: 117 Calories; trace Fat (2.7% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 136mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.