I'm not typically drawn to low-fat recipes. I just like eating food that taste good, even if it means I need to eat a little less because it's fattening. I don't really know why I tried this low-fat banana bread recipe, but I'm glad I did! The oatmeal gives it such good texture, and though it's no chocolate bourbon-spiked banana bread, it is good and has managed to disappear in two days. I mean if it's low fat that means we don't have to eat in moderation, right? :)
Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Bread
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp canola or walnut oil
1 egg, beaten
2 egg whites, beaten
3 large ripened bananas
1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and oats.
Mash the bananas in a smaller bowl. Add the oil and whole egg and mix thoroughly. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
With an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the egg whites until medium stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter in three additions.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip loaf onto a wire rack and cool another 10 minutes.
source: recipe from joy the baker