Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread

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This Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread is a good way to use up your ripe bananas.  Ripe bananas lend plenty of natural sweetness to banana bread recipes.  This recipe uses agave nectar and applesauce to sweeten up this loaf a little more.

Low Fat Banana Bread

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

Another healthy banana bread recipe is my Greek Yogurt Banana Bread, which has plenty of protein.  Whole Wheat Healthy Banana Bread is packed with whole wheat flour and dried fruit.  My Heavenly Healthy Banana Bread is also a popular choice.

Agave Sweetened Low Fat Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened 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
Directions:
  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:
  • 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:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 5, SmartPoints: 6, Points Plus: 5, Old Points Program: 4.5
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com
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  • Bethanie wrote:

    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!

  • Linda H wrote:

    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!

  • Megan wrote:

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

  • Diana wrote:

    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.

  • EAT! wrote:

    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.