Best For You Banana Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 148.3
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.4 mg
  • Sodium: 179.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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I took a Cooking Light recipe and made it my own and better for you! I took a Cooking Light recipe and made it my own and better for you!
Number of Servings: 14


    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 Tbs. butter
    2 large eggs
    2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 4 bananas)
    2/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Cooking spray


Makes 1 loaf, 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

I make two batches at once and add 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips to one loaf for the antioxidant properties. That's my story, anyway. :)

Feel free to add your favorite nuts as desired.

Because of the whole wheat flour and lack of "fat" in this recipe, I try to under cook it just a little to keep more of the moisture. It turns out pretty well, I think.

Number of Servings: 14

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VINEYARDHUNTER.

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  • This was very good, I did change it for my own needs. No salt, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 Tbs Canola oil.
    Mix all dry together. Mix all wet together combine and bake.
    Thanks it worked well
    - 6/28/13

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  • I really should learn not to mess with new recipes the very first time I make them. I added cinnamon, which I think was fine, but probably I should have skipped the oatmeal. Muffins stuck to the papers. Liked the chocolate chips I added though. :) I just liked the idea of the yogurt in them. - 7/13/09

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  • I love the smell of fresh baked breads, especially on a cold winter day. I made this bread Sunday morning and was amazed! You would never know this recipe is low in fat/calories/carbs. It's big on taste and it's got quite a bit of protein in it, too! - 1/20/09

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  • I made this in my bread machine on the cake setting, still getting used to my machine, but it turned out very nicely. I should have mashed the bananas more, but it gives it that homemade quality. - 1/19/09

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