Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blueberry Banana Bread


You would be surprised how unhealthy a typical slice of banana bread is, so I'm going to stop here and not ruin it for you.  Thankfully Hungry Girl has created a guilt-free version, full of flavor, which will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you very happy!


I adapted Hungry Girl's banana bread to make a tropical version by swapping coconut for the vanilla extract and adding a few blueberries.  My loaf came out extremely moist and perfectly sweet.  What a delicious and healthier alternative to regular banana bread!

Blueberry Banana Bread
adapted from Hungry Girl
(4 PointsPlus per serving)

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup regular white flour
3/4 cup Splenda
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp coconut extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 - 3/4 cup blueberries

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, egg substitute, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Add this mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until just blended.  Spoon the batter into a large loaf pan (about 9" X 5") sprayed with nonstick spray.  

Bake for about 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow the loaf to cool slightly and then cut into 10 slices.  (1 slice = 1 serving, 4 PointsPlus per serving)

1 comment:

  1. Coconut and blueberries are a wonderful addition to banana bread. Nice lighter version.

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