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Low-Fat Banana Bread

by Courtney on May 22, 2012

So this morning, I mentioned the fact that I set out on a little baking experiment. I also told you that you may or may not wind up seeing the end results of this experiment.

Well……

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It definitely turned out good enough to share! Smile

The biggest thing I experimented with in this recipe was the use of NuNaturals MoreFiber Baking Blend in place of sugar. Using the NuNaturals resulted in a less dense bread, but it also didn’t give as much of that “spongy” taste and texture as some low-fat recipes often have.

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*Edited to add: The best price I’ve seen for the NuNaturals MoreFiber Baking Blend is on iHerb.com for $5.74. You can purchase it by clicking HERE (<–affiliate code, yo), and FYI, don’t forget to use my coupon code – SAZ564 – for $5.00 off!)

Overall, it’s definitely a winner for me, and I think it will be for you, too. I bet it’d be good with some chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts mixed in, but today I was really just feelin’ it plain.

Although, it is especially yummy served with a little peanut butter…

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but then again, what isn’t?

Low-Fat Banana Bread

 

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Here’s the Nutrition Stats…

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Not too shabby, right?

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Hey, with stats like those, feel free to be a little more generous with the peanut butter. Winking smile

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1 Alex May 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Banana bread is one of my favorites! Low-fat,, even better! Looking forward to trying it out. Can you get nunaturals at any grocery store?

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2 Courtney May 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I’ve never seen it at my local grocery store, but I’m pretty sure some specialty stores carry it. I get mine from iHerb.com for $5.74. http://www.iherb.com/NuNaturals-More-Fiber-Stevia-Baking-Blend-14-11-oz-400-g/15498

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3 Alex May 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Thanks for the info! Looking forward to ordering some.
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4 Katrina @ 'Sota is Sexy May 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Yumm! We have a TON of leftover bananas right now, so I probably have enough to make 3 or 4 loaves :) Where do you purchase the NuNaturals baking blend?
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5 Courtney May 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I’ve only gotten mine online. The best price I’ve seen for the NuNaturals MoreFiber Baking Blend is on iHerb.com for $5.74. http://www.iherb.com/NuNaturals-More-Fiber-Stevia-Baking-Blend-14-11-oz-400-g/15498

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6 Megan@ The Running Doc May 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Wow, that looks so good for being low fat, and even better with the peanut butter! The next time I have some too ripe bananas I need to remember this recipe. And if I’m feeling extra adventerous I might try using some different flours to make it gluten free so my boyfriend could have some!

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7 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

looks great! i’m all about more peanut butter! ;)
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8 Jodi @ I Run for Food and Wine May 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm

The nutrition stats are pretty good! This is a great idea for breakfast
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9 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Love the nutritional stats, and it looks delicious! Where do you purchase the blend?
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10 Courtney May 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

The best price I’ve seen for the NuNaturals MoreFiber Baking Blend is on iHerb.com for $5.74. http://www.iherb.com/NuNaturals-More-Fiber-Stevia-Baking-Blend-14-11-oz-400-g/15498

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11 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Thanks Courtney :)
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12 Khushboo May 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I like the way you think, my friend: less fat in cake = more peanut butter…all about the balance right ;)

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13 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign May 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

This sounds like a great recipe…I’m with ya…I love making healthier banana bread so I can load it up with butter or PB when I slice it. Balance! ha ha.
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14 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Looks delicious! I love banana bread -especially if the banana isn’t completely mixed in and it’s a little mushy :)
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15 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries May 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I never thought I would hear those words come out of anyone’s mouth! LOW. FAT. BANANA. BREAD?? Sold. I can’t wait to try and recreate this little masterpiece! :)
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16 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

This looks great! I need to find that baking blend…. Is it at regular food stores or do I have to get it someplace special??

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17 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess May 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

This will definately be getting made asap!! I have bern on vacation for a week and have missed my pb and banana combo!! Yum

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18 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

MMM this looks crazy good! I love banana bread, and the fact that this one is low fat is even better! I am going to have to try it soon : )
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19 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Yum! I’m a huge sucker for banana bread. Especially when chocolate chips are added into the mix. ;)
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20 Lisa May 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I love banana bread. I’ve been experimenting with some different recipes, and my sister gets to be the lucky taste tester :) I like how you think, less fat more peanut butter after!
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21 Kristen May 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

That looks delicious! I think I’ll have to try making that this week. I love banana bread!
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22 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family May 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I am not really for artificial sweeteners but have heard good things about nunaturals stevia. I know stevia is a plant so people say its “natural” but there are lots of posionous toxic plants out there so just because its a plant, it doesnt make me feel like its automatically good for you. Looks like a good recipe though, I LOVE banana bread!
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23 Amy @ InspiredAmy May 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Oh my yumm! Peanut butter and bananas = an award winning combo
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24 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I need to put in another iHerb order— PB2 is running really low!
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25 Danielle May 22, 2012 at 6:23 pm

This looks so good but I never understand how one can get 12 servings from banana bread…I get 8 tops:(

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26 Alysha @Shesontherun May 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I love lightening up banana bread using applesauce. Then I don’t feel guilty having a little more :)
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27 Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

looks so good! I love banana bread, but for some reason I never get around to making it…
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28 Katy May 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Love the recipe! Thanks for sharing.
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29 Ashleen Moreen May 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Low Fat Banana Bread looks healthy and delicious! There are breads that consists many fats which is not good for the body. By the way, thanks for the recipe and I love to give it a try.
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30 Miz May 23, 2012 at 5:52 am

ooooh and we DO LOVE us some Justins!!
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31 Jaren @ Kiwi Fit Blog May 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Wow that banana bread looks delicious! My Dad is addicted so I’ll have to try out this recipe on him!! Apple sauce Ipis so great for making baking recipes healthier!
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32 Amber June 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Do you think I could use Stevia granulated instead of the NuNaturals MoreFiber Baking Blend?

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33 Courtney June 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I’m sure that any sort of sugar/sugar substitute would work fine

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34 Stevi June 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Do you think it would still taste alright if I were to replace the butter with extra applesauce or something of that nature?

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35 Courtney June 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I think the texture would definitely be different, but if you like the taste of fat-free baking then it could possibly work.

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36 Carly July 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I know you said in one post that the NuNaturals Fiber Blend was hurting your stomach (I have a pretty sensitive stomach too) so I was wondering did you just sub white sugar out for it in your future batches?
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37 Courtney July 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yes, I just stick with the real stuff now. I’d rather take the extra calories over the extreme discomfort from the fake stuff!

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38 Nicole @ Sugar Coated Sisters July 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I just made this bread for Fourth of July and it smells SO delicious out of the oven (and that batter tasted pretty dang good!)

I bet my family will love it- thanks for the recipe :)

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39 Val July 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I have this in the over right now. However I’m making muffins instead of bread!
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