If you L O V E banana bread but don’t love the typical calories that come with it, you are going to be gaga over this recipe from thepounddropper.com!
While this is a WW recipe, you don’t have to follow WW in order to enjoy this treat! Even my picky eater gobbled it up! The golden crustiness of the exterior definitely sets this banana bread recipe apart from other lower cal versions. Try to just eat one slice…it’s nearly impossible!
You’ll learn quickly as you follow our blog that I look for shortcuts in the kitchen, because like most moms, I always feel short on time! When you read the instructions below, I deviated from the original recipe by putting all the ingredients in the same bowl instead of separating out the dry from the wet ingredients….because if something can save me 5 minutes in the kitchen and doesn’t make much difference in the recipe, I’ll do it! If you’d like the original recipe, follow the link above from The Pound Dropper.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray bread pan with non stick spray.
- In a mixing bowl, add bananas and mash well.
- Add egg, vanilla, brown sugar, sugar substitute, flour, baking soda & powder & melted butter (all the ingredients).
4. Mix until JUST combined, do NOT over mix!
5. Pour into bread pan and bake for approx 30-35 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.
If we only had smell-o-vision…. I wish you could sense how divine this smelled when it came out of the oven!!! So delish!! If you make it, comment below and let me know how you liked it.
3 ripe bananas (I used non-ripe because that’s all I had)
1 TBSP pure vanilla extract
2 TBSP brown sugar substitute (I buy this from Amazon)
3 TBSP sugar substitute (I buy ONLY monkfruit sweetener because I don’t like fake aftertastes or artificial ingredients. This is similar to the brand I have from TJMaxx)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup self rising flour (I use King Arthur unbleached from Kroger)
2 TBSP Land o’Lakes LIGHT butter made with canola, melted
**Notes: 12 servings, each 2 WW Freestyle Points per slice.
Thanks to The Pound Dropper for this great recipe! Visit them here.