Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

You will not even notice that this is a low fat recipe, it is that good! One loaf yields 24 slices with 60 calories each and 1 gram of fat for every slice. Add in chopped nuts if desired but that will increase the the calories. Make a fat-free glaze using 1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with 2-4 teaspoons fat-free milk then drizzle over warm bread. The batter can also be baked in four 4 x 2-inch mini loaf pans, for 30-35 minutes, these freeze very well! 2 eggs can be replaced with the egg substitute.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees (set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  2. Grease bottoms only of two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans (if desired you can line the bottoms only of the pans with parchment paper, although baking time will need to be increased).
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed mix togther the sugar, applesauce, egg substitute, margarine or butter and maple extract until well blended.
  4. Add in the mashed bananas and buttermilk; beat until smooth.
  5. In a small bowl mix together flour with baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until JUST blended (do not over mix!).
  6. Add/mix in nuts (if using).
  7. Divide the mixture between the two pans.
  8. Place both pans directly in the MIDDLE of the oven on the oven rack leaving a couple inches between the pans.
  9. Bake for about 1 hour or until the loaves test done.
  10. Cool 10 minutes in pan then loosen the sides of loaves and remove from pans.
  11. Cool completely before slicing.
Most Helpful

Great banana bread. I used one half whole wheat flour and the other half white flour and it came out great. I only cooked it 45 mins and it was good.

MrsDaniel10 June 16, 2012

I made this for a bunch of my friends and everyone loved it! I also used 1/2 wheat, 1/2 white flour.

UpNorthMomma May 30, 2012

Another great recipe, Kittencal! I used two egg whites, and subbed Spenda for half the amount of the sugar. I also used olive oil for the butter. Delicious!

Hazeleyes March 20, 2010