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Banana Bread

Preheat Oven 350o

Serves: 8

Estimated Calories per serving: 180

Fat: 2 grams


1 ½ cups flour

¾ cups brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1 Tablespoon low fat/low calorie butter spread, melted

½ cup egg substitute

3 overripe bananas, mashed


  1. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
  3. With an electric mixer on medium speed, mix together apple sauce, melted butter spread, egg substitute and mashed bananas.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix on slow speed until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  6. Cool at least 10 minutes
  7. Loosen sides and remove pans.
Posted in Bake, Dessert, Tips/Hints

Don’t let that go bad…

I had 2 bananas today that were not going to make it unless I did something with them.  I always feel guilty if I let food go bad so this morning I was determined to do something with these ripe bananas and came up with this:

Banana Cake with Maple Glaze

Serves 16

Preheat oven 350o

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 ½ cups sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

2 bananas – mashed

½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt

½ cup low calorie mayonnaise

½ cup egg substitute

¼ cup skim milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Cake Directions:

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda ingredients.  With electric beater on high speed, beat in bananas, yogurt, mayonnaise, egg substitute, milk, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Pour batter into a 9-inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool to room temperature.

Glaze Ingredients:

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup brown sugar

2 cups confectioner’s sugar – sifted

1 -2 teaspoons skim milk

1 tablespoon reduced calorie butter spread

Glaze Directions:

  1. Place confectioner’s sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine maple syrup and brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat until bubbling.
  3. Remove maple syrup mixture from heat and pour into confectioner’s sugar while beating at low speed.  Add enough milk until mixture becomes a thick glaze.  Add butter spread and mix well.
  4. Pour glaze on top of cooled cake and spread on sides so that the top and sides are covered.

 Happy Baking!!