Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread

Another great use for your ripe bananas:  Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread

Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread - recipe from

Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread

Great choice for a healthier version of banana bread... the agave provides just the right amount of sweetness. It still turns out moist too.


  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix first 6 (wet) ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining dry ingredients; add dry ingredients to wet and mix just until blended together (don't over mix).
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then turn out onto onto rack to cool completely.
  • Nutrition Facts-Amount Per 1/12 of loaf Serving
  • Calories 177, Calories From Fat (18%) 31, Total Fat 3.5g, Sat Fat .5g, Cholesterol 35.25mg, Sodium 189mg, Carbohydrates 35g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugar 18.58g, Net Carbs 32.66g, Protein 3.5g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:  SmartPoints: 6, Points Plus: 5, Old Points Program: 4.5

5 Responses to “Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread”

  1. postedFeb 17, 2009 1:59 PM

    I have never used agave in a recipe – have been seeing all over the place though. I may have to jump in and give it a try. Especially if it means I can eat more banana bread.

  2. postedDec 31, 2009 3:24 PM

    I have made this bread three times and it is fantastic. I substituted canola oil for the vegetable oil and fresh lemon juice for the cream of tartar.

  3. postedJan 7, 2010 8:42 AM

    Thanks for posting nutritional information! My goal for 10in10 is reducing my refined sugar intake, so this is great.

  4. postedMay 17, 2011 5:58 PM
    Linda H

    Words cannot express how good this banana bread recipe is! It’s so tastey, great texture, and even though it is low fat, you wouldn’t know it. I am a WW and I absolutely love this bread. Thank you for sharing and I will not be using any other recipe again. It’s that good!

  5. postedJan 29, 2012 10:46 PM

    I love this recipe! It’s my go-to banana bread recipe. I change it up by using different flours, sometimes I have Cream of Tartar, sometimes not (results have not differed), I increase the amount of cinnamon to a tablespoon and I’ve used both walnuts and pecans as additions. Love it!

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