May 26, 2008

Banana Bread - low fat

Sumara very kindly pointed out that she is waiting for this week's baked goodness. Well Sumara (and others!) here is a very yummy banana bread recipe! The bonus is that it's tasty, AND it's low-fat!! No butter!! You can add 1 and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to this recipe if you like, but I prefer it without. You can also add 3/4 cup chopped walnuts which is a tasty addition, but bumps up the fat content a little.

Unfortunately I didn't get to photograph this creation before it all got scoffed on the weekend, but here is the photo-less recipe anyway:

2 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp bi-carb soda
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 cup skim milk
2 eggs
1 tbs olive oil
2 large over-ripe bananas, mashed

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (or 160 degrees C for fan-forced oven).
  2. Grease an 11 x 21cm loaf pan and line with baking paper (cooking oil spray is handy for greasing).
  3. Combine flour, soda, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in milk, eggs, oil and bananas until just combined.
  4. Spoon into prepared pan, and smooth the surface.
  5. Bake for about 50 min or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean (another way I use to tell if it's cooked is to lightly press the centre of the loaf, if it springs back then it is done).
  6. Stand the loaf in its pan for about 5 min before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.


Sumara said...

Oooh yum. It would probably be scoffed very quickly at this house too!
I realised today (just after grating apples for apple+cinnamon muffins!) that I have no self-raising flour and no baking powder in the house!
So as soon as I get some I will try this, and get those muffins done too!

HayleyB said...

Oh no! I hate it when I run out of baking powder! It is certainly a baking-pantry staple item!

Mmmm, apple and cinnamon muffins sound yummy!