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low fatbanananutbread
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Low-fat Banana Nut Bread

A quick bread that is easy to prepare! A low-fat and low-calorie bread that is perfect for a breakfast, snack, brunch, or anytime! This bread also freezes really well so make a double batch! One for now and one for later or for a friend!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 serving
Calories 82kcal


  • 2 cups unbleached white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana usually 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x5x2 loaf pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a standing mixing bowl, or use a hand-held mixer and a large bow, cream together the egg and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the turbinado sugar and continue mixing until well combined.  Add in, to combine, the mashed bananas and vanilla.  Stop mixer.
  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula to gently add in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients just until blended.  Add in the walnuts.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in center of oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool at least 5 minutes in the loaf pan. Turn bread out from loaf pan onto a cooling rack. Continue to let cool completely before cutting


*I recommend cutting pieces as needed. Keep bread tightly wrapped with plastic wrap.
*I recommend making a double or triple batch and freezing a loaf and giving another to a special friend :).  The bread to freeze, wrap in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.  Let defrost for at least an hour or two when ready to eat.
* Please note, nutritional values are estimated. Depending on ingredients and portion size, the nutritional values can vary.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 82kcal | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 4mg