Lighter Banana Bread

Lighter Banana Bread

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Lower amounts of sugar and oil than in the original recipe.


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2 loaves
15 Min
55 Min


  • 3
    medium ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    canola oil
  • 1/2 c
    light sour cream **
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • **
    can use 3/8 cup sour lowfat milk plus 2 tbls. canola oil

How to Make Lighter Banana Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8.5 x 4.25 loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugars, applesauce, oil, vanilla, sour cream (or sour milk) and eggs.
  3. Mash bananas and stir into the sugar mixture.
  4. Add flours and baking soda and baking powder. Stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. Cool in pans for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

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About Lighter Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #banana bread

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