Low fat Banana bread
I’m on my third trimester of pregnancy (one week away from my 8th month!) and just now cravings are starting to kick-in and my skin has been starting to stabilize. The first months were really hard on my skin and even though I have amazing skin care products my hormones and system were turning my back on me. So I decided to do the obvious and pay more attention to my diet. The result? Not only is my skin feeling better but also I’ve been able to control my weight for a healthy pregnancy without starving. And yes, sometimes I eat pizza and hamburgers…I am human!
My recent craving has been glazed doughnuts. I needed a healthy substitute, ASAP! Two days ago I rushed home from work bought a baking pan shaped like bread (silicone; 7 euros) and got my baking on. This super easy to make, low-fat recipe comes to about 96 calories per serving. Let’s get to it!
- 200g (7 oz) plain flour
- 85g (3 oz) brown sugar ( in order to use brown sugar I put it in the blending machine until is powdered)
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 egg whites
- 4 bananas
- You can always play with the amount of sugar and bananas. Since bananas are naturally sweet I play down on the sugar for a healthier turn out. Remember sugar is not good for the skin (or the body) so let’s try to limit its use.
Prep: 10min › Cook: 55min › Ready in: 1hr 5min
- Preheat oven to 180 C. Lightly grease pan ( I used a silicone pan so just a ¼ of a teaspoon of butter worked for me)
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Blend the egg whites with the bananas (I used a blender for this). Pour batter into the largo bowl and mix all the ingredients.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. (I use the old school method, so I just stick a knife in it if it comes out clean, it’s ready!)
Tip: I like to cut the edges because they tend to get a bit dry.
I served it with a little bit of Greek yogurt and a few slices of banana. If you are not pregnant and you are just watching your diet, don’t add the banana topping to the yogurt. You can also add nuts for a little something different. Enjoy!