Low fat recipe for Banana Bread – go on, treat yourself!
1 Cup of mashed ripe bananas (2 large bananas)
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Cup low-fat plain yoghurt
1/3 Cup canola or vegetable oil
1 large egg or 2 large egg whites
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1 Tea Spoon pure vanilla extract
1 Cup all purpose flour
1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180C).
In a large bowl mix the bananas, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 cup of yoghurt and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the 1/4 Cup canola or vegetable oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and set aside.
In another bowl, sift together the white all purpose flower, the whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Add the bowl of banana ingredients to the the egg mix and blend.
(Optional step: Add chocolate to the wet ingredients).
With a rubber spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the the flour mix to the bowl and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are moistened. (Do not over mix the batter as it will result in a touch bread).
Pour mix into a slightly oiled pan, place in center rack of oven and bake for 50-60 minutes until the bread is golden brown. You can also tell when it is ready if placing a toothpick inside the loaf does not result in any ingredients being stuck to the toothpick.