Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Bread

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


  1. i still haven't tried your chocolate bourbon-spiked banana bread and now you post this?! i can't keep up with you lady! now i don't know which one to make first.

    1. make the bourbon-spiked first. then if you eat the whole loaf in a few days like we did, you can make the low-fat variety and feel better about yourself :)

  2. I love banana bread! This sounds tasty!

  3. This is pretty bread Sherri (I love the angle of these photos). This sounds delicious, even if it is low fat lol

  4. Making me hungry, Sherri Lynn. Always so hungry! :)

  5. Delicious! My daughter just asked me to pick up some bananas for baking! I will have to try this one out!

  6. looks delicious! and you're totally allowed to eat twice as much if it's low-fat!

  7. Looks good! And, if something is lower fat and still tastes good, I generally eat more of it too!

  8. I'm not very drawn to low-fat recipes either. Especially since a lot of them use "substitutes" like fake sugar and other diet-y products, Blech. But this looks great! I love banana bread.

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