Light banana bread_ i think i got it

Cooking Light Magazine has been a consistent, usually reliable resource for the recipes on this site. Banana bread recipe with self rising flour With a few flagrant exceptions, their dishes have ranged from edible to outstanding – especially the desserts, the flavors of which are oases of indulgence in the arid, dusty landscape of my (many) diet(s).

Here’s the thing, though: CL’s portion sizes? Can be pretty ridiculous sometimes. Moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe In order to make a dish seem lighter, they’ll often increase the number of cake wedges, lemon bars, and cobbler scoops one can pull from a standard-issue baking pan. Recipe for chocolate chip banana bread In other words, instead of eight medium-sized, 333-calorie slices of pumpkin pie, you get 12 tiny, 222-calorie slices.

Banana bread with chocolate chips and walnuts It’s kind of cheating.

Don’t get me wrong. Healthy banana nut muffin recipe I understand part of healthy eating is portion control. Banana bread donna hay We (especially us Americans) have to learn to identify human-appropriate slabs of food, as opposed to those large enough to feed a sperm whale. Old fashioned banana bread recipe But still – it’s unreasonable to ask for 16 individual brownies out of an 8×8 dish. 3 ingredient banana bread Dieters won’t be pleased, and non-dieters will burn you for sacrilege.

Take Mom’s Banana Bread f’r instance. Healthy gluten free banana bread According to 132 reviewers, there’s no arguing with the taste. Banana bread recipe eggless They claim it’s moist, banana-y, and delicious, and even better with spices and walnuts. Vegan banana bread muffins Here’s the catch, though: CL tells us to cut a 9-inch loaf into 20 pieces. Gluten free oatmeal banana bread Sure, the calories will be reduced, but each slice will be less than 1/2-inch thick – barely enough to keep it from falling apart.

Still, the reviews for the MBB are so glowing, I wanted to see if I could lighten it further without sacrificing the flavor. Vegan gluten free banana bread And you know what? I think I got it. Gluten free banana bread muffins With these revisions, each loaf can be cut into 12 pieces at 164 calories and 2.7 grams of fat each (or, for you WW folks out there, 3 points). Healthy banana bread no sugar And? AND? It will still taste like normal, unaltered banana bread. Vegan banana bread easy Whee!

Ultimately, I dig Cooking Light and won’t stop frequenting the website, but’d love to see them address the portion issue. Healthy banana bread recipe uk It’d attract more viewers, I think, or at least be less frustrating for their current ones. Banana loaf recipe easy Readers? Opinions?

P.S. Easy moist banana cake recipe Here’re the changes, just in case you wanna compare. Banana cake recipe easy To bring down the calorie count, I:

• reduced the sugar from 1 cup to 2/3rds of a cup, saving about 260 calories.

• reduced the butter from ? cup to 2-1/2 tablespoons, saving about 150 calories and 17 grams of fat

• reduced the sour cream by a tablespoon, and switched it from low-fat to non-fat, saving 45 calories and 6 grams of fat

• reduced the skim milk by a tablespoon, saving … okay, only about 8 calories.

2) In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Banana cake recipe easy moist Set aside.

3) In a different large mixing bowl OR stand mixer bowl, combine sugar and butter. Super moist banana nut bread recipe “Beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.” Stop beater. Banana cake with chocolate chips Add banana, milk, sour cream, and egg whites. Banana cake recipe moist Resume beating until well combined.

4) Pour flour mixture into banana mixture and beat until everything is well-blended.

5) Pour batter into loaf pan. Banana cake recipe moist fluffy Bake 60 or 70 minutes, or until loaf passes the toothpick test. Banana cake recipe easy and quick (Insert a toothpick in the middle of the bread. Super moist banana cake recipe If it comes out clean, you’re golden.) Remove from oven. Banana loaf recipe uk Let sit for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Best moist banana cake recipe Pry bread from pan and let it cool totally on that same wire rack. Moist banana cake recipe For best flavor, wrap in tin foil and let sit overnight.

1 2/3 cups mashed ripe banana (about 4 bananas): 200 calories, 0.7 g fat, $0.96

3 T fat-free sour cream or vanilla yogurt: 31 calories, 0 g fat, $0.14

Hmm, all my life I have cut my 8×8 pan of brownies into 16 portions, even before I started watching my weight. Moist banana cake recipe jamie oliver I do love your blog though! Just thought I’d mention that might not be all that strange to everybody. Banana loaf recipe nz 🙂

Totally agree. Best banana cake recipe moist And not just with inflated portion data. Banana loaf recipe moist There’s nothing I hate more than spending an hour making a recipe that claims to involve 20 minutes of prep time (and I’m a fast cook). Best banana chocolate chip bread recipe Or making a recipe that supposedly “serves 4” and my wife and I go back for seconds and find nothing left. Banana chocolate chip bread recipe I think cooking publications (and blogs) have an ethical obligation to make sure the data on their recipes is at least remotely accurate. Banana nut bread with applesauce But as for the 8×8 pan of brownies… Best banana nut muffin recipe heck that’s only four pieces in my book. Banana cake recipe without butter 🙂 Dan Casual Kitchen

LOL, I just came across your blog and I absolutely agree with you. Healthy banana bread with yogurt My husband and I subscribe to CL and aboslutely dore it..BUT, the portion sizes are a bit on the ridiculous side. Banana bread with oat flour Hubby is 6’4, 217 and in the Army..after a long day a mini brownie is not what he wants!

5yo Clara and I made your banana bread yesterday – don’t even ask how the egg separating went with my ‘fine motor challenged’ 5yo LOL – and it was a huge hit – we used the yogurt rather than sour cream as it’s what we had on hand and I think I had more banana than needed [I used 3 – and it was WAY too much LOL – some went into the smoothie stockpile in the freezer bt it was still more than 1.5 c and fine] The baking time was on the money too which is quite unusual for banana bread recipes and my oven for some reason – thanks for a great adaptation!

Thanks! I’ve been making lots of banana bread lately, since I can’t deal w/throwing overripe bananas out with today’s food prices. Banana bread cupcake recipe This one is probably a lot better for me than the normal one I make that’s laden with sour cream and butter. Banana bread recipe low sugar Especially since I usually end up eating it with cream cheese or peanut butter. Banana bread recipe no sugar Yum! Yay for healthy things!

I made this yesterday and it turned out great. Banana nut muffin recipe As someone who normally doesn’t keep butter around the house, but uses lower-fat spreads for bagels/toast and olive oil for frying and such, can the butter be substituted with something like olive oil?

Serenader, I’m so glad you liked it. Banana walnut muffin recipe I would hesitate to sub in olive oil for the butter, but there might be a suitable spread. Banana bread recipe oil (Smart Balance maybe? Applesauce?) If you’d like to try oil, I’d go with a veggie over olive variety.

I made this for my family, who visited over Thanksgiving, and everyone loved it! Both my picky husband and my grandmother, who was her own tried and true (fat and sugar laden) recipe, went back for seconds. Healthy banana loaf recipe And there is no way an 8×8 pan makes 16 servings…I mean seriously, pictures someone setting out a plate of 1 square inch brownies. Banana cake no eggs It would look ridiculous! I’m not saying it wouldn’t be better for you, but just in my book that is a bite not a brownie… Banana recipes without eggs 🙂

hey. Banana muffin recipe without eggs thanks for the tip on the banana bread. Banana nut bread with pecans Is it possible to replace the sugar with Splenda or something similar? same quantity? and the butter… Banana bread nutrition with something ‘lighter’..? thanks!!!

Thank you for this recipe!! We ALWAYS end up with overripe bananas in my house, and I’m always on the lookout for recipe that presents a healthful way to use them up. Banana bread cinnamon rolls A batch of this bread is baking right now, and my house smells fantabulous!

If you’re not ready to bake at the moment you realize you’d better use your bananas “or else,” just pop the overripe bananas into the freezer as is–whole and unpeeled. Banana bread recipe whole wheat On baking day, defrost what you need and just squeeze the bananas out of their peels into your bowl. Moist banana bread sour cream “Bad bananas make good banana bread.”

Hi! I made your version of the recipe and I’ll be posting it on my blog with a link to yours and credit to you of course! I think I will post it tomorrow or friday. Banana peanut butter muffins If you’d like to see it, my blog is

I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog as I always love trying new recipes and enjoy keeping things on the healthier side since my significant other has a major sweet tooth and will eat pretty much any and all junk food he can find. Banana bread recipe for bread machine This is the first recipe I have tried so far and am anxiously awaiting the results (although it smells yummy!). Banana peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I had way too many bananas, so I added an extra 50% of everything. Banana peanut butter chocolate I didn’t see the vanilla though since I had my little helper reading off the step by step instructions and the vanilla wasn’t mentioned there! Hopefully the results will still be delicious. Banana peanut butter chocolate smoothie 🙂

I have some cooking right now! My sister brought our family some chocolate chip banana bread, but at 280 cals a slice, I won’t go near it on my diet, but now I am desperately craving it! I added 3T of cocoa to make it chocolate banana bread, and it only adds 3 calories a slice!

We cannot eat our bananas fast enough these days, so I have been making lots of banana bread in the past few weeks. Banana peanut butter chocolate chip muffins Tried this recipe, as I was not happy with other “healthy” versions and this was a winner! Good banana flavor, just the right sweetness level and tender. Banana cake with peanut butter frosting I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white flour for a tad more fiber. Banana bread sugar free Great!

The bread tasted like pumpkin bread. Banana bread gluten free Mabe it’s partially because I forgot the vanilla, but in the future I will definitely omit the nutmeg. Banana peanut butter ice cream Also, I baked for 75 minutes and the texture is too moist. Banana muffins with cream cheese frosting Is there an easy way to make it slightly drier?

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