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easy low-sugar banana bread

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Caroline Mgawe
Zermatt, Wallis

This easy recipe shows you how good healthy can taste. You don't need a mixer, I just use a fork to mix. It makes the house smell so nice, people always smile when they come in. This is my son's favourite school snack. Swiss schools do not allow unhealthy, sugary food/drinks at school. This banana bread is high on flavour, whole wheat grain and fibre, and low in sugar and fat. So this one is allowed! In moderation of course. If I make it at the weekend I add small chunks of plain white chocolate. Delish! You can add a pinch of baking powder or baking soda to make it rise a little more.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Banana bread is great for breakfast or afternoon tea and this is a very moist, tasty recipe. Bananas make the bread sweet so you don't notice that there is only a little sugar added. We added macadamia nuts to the bread and liked the crunch and coconut flavor. Dense and filling, no one will believe you when you say it's healthy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For easy low-sugar banana bread

  • 3-4
    ripe or even overripe bananas
  • 1/3 c
    warm and soft or melted butter or plain Greek yogurt(75 g)
  • 1/8 c
    cane sugar (or sugar of your choice)
  • 1 lg
    egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour (I like spelt)
  • 1/2 c
    hazelnuts/pecan nuts/macadamia nuts/pumpkin seeds (your choice)
  • 1 pinch

How To Make easy low-sugar banana bread

  • Mashed banana in a bowl.
    Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  • Egg scrambled in a bowl.
    Beat the egg briefly in a small bowl.
  • Egg, salt, and soft butter added to bananas.
    Add the egg, salt, and soft butter to bananas. Combine (brief, not too precise).
  • Flour, sugar, and nuts added to the batter.
    Add the flour, sugar, (baking soda/powder), nuts/seeds. Combine (brief, not too precise).
  • Greased loaf pan.
    Butter and flour the ring mould, tin or whatever you use.
  • Batter poured into loaf pan.
    Put the mix in the tin.
  • Banana bread baking in the oven.
    Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Enjoy!