We have been on a wellness kick at work lately. I looked around for a low-fat banana bread recipe to make and came across several that had the same basic recipe. The use of applesauce helps to make a good substitute for butter or oil. This makes a nice big loaf and is really moist inside.
LOW-FAT BANANA BREAD
2/3 cup sugar (I used 1/3 white and 1/3 packed brown)
3 medium-sized very ripe bananas smashed (the riper the better)
1/4 cup applesauce (I used cinnamon flavored)
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk (I just used plain skim with no problem)
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toasted pecans
With a mixer blend eggs and sugar for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add bananas, applesauce, oil, vanilla, milk. Stir until blended. Mix dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Add pecans. Pour into a 9 inch loaf pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Bake at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes until done. Turn onto rack to cool.