REAL Banana Loaf Bread / Muffins

REAL Banana Loaf Bread / Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 225.8
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.2 mg
  • Sodium: 99.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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LOADED with bananas! - HIGH in Fibre, potassium, protein, LOW in fat and sodium LOADED with bananas! - HIGH in Fibre, potassium, protein, LOW in fat and sodium
Number of Servings: 12


    1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (spoon flour into dry-measure cup and level off)
    1 cup of all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 large eggs
    3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 or 5 large very ripe banana-mash, or 7-8 small bananas, then measure,)

    Handful of dark chocolate chips (optional)


My family's breakfast favourite. Easy to make. Handy, ready to go, not too sweet like store bought banana loaves...and very very filling. No special equipement needed. Mix things together, mash banana, fold in flour and the batter's done!

I usually make 6 large muffins and a small loaf pan with this recipe (Making about 9-10 servings). 9 servings is 301 cal per serving. For 12 normal sized muffins servings, each muffin is 225cal per serving, For a treat...I also add a handful (50g) of chopped valrhona 85% dark chocolate chips into the muffins for something special...that's totally optional as it does add to the calories.

12 - normal sized muffins OR
6 - oversized large muffins OR
1 - 9x5x3 loaf pans OR
2 - small loaf pans

Whatever you use, spray baking pans with vegetable cooking spray coated with fine, dry breadcrumbs or a dusting of flour. Baking times vary with what you use...the time listed below is for a ONE 9x5x3 loaf.

1. Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg to break them up, then whisk in the sugar and the brown sugar. Whisk in the butter and vanilla, followed by the mashed bananas.

4. Sift the flour mixture over the banana mixture and thoroughly fold it in. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

5. Bake the cake for about 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean.

6. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then unmold it and cool completely on a rack.

Storage: Keep the cake wrapped in plastic at room temperature after it has cooled. For longer storage, double wrap and freeze for up to a month.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MYSKINNYFILES.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Delicious recipe - 9/1/19

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    the third step mentions 2 kinds of sugar but only brown sugar is listed in the ingredients? Does anyone know? - 2/9/08