Reduced-Calorie Banana Bread

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This banana bread is good & moist, lower in calories and fat. The recipe comes from Ladies Home Journal with rave reviews. Good with nutmeg, added with the cinnamon. I made this using Splenda for Baking,1/3 cup, was plenty sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder,baking soda, cinnamon, and salt,set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together egg whites, banana, sugar, and oil; Stir flour mixture into banana mixture until JUST moistened.
  3. Spray a 8x4x2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; Spread batter in prepared pan.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near middle comes out clean.
  5. Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool throughly on a wire rack; for eaiser slicing, wrap the bread in plastic wrap and store overnight.
  6. Make ahead directions; cool completely, wrap in release foil, then seal in a plastic bag, freeze for up to 3 months.
Most Helpful

Omg I loved this 5star rating for me

sillybands April 10, 2011

Great recipe. I actually found it on and was going to type it up here when I found this. I substituted sugar with the same amount of brown sugar (no health benefits, just what I had) and it added a nice, caramel-y dimension to the recipe. I also sprinkled the top with chopped walnuts before baking. Came out fantastic! Thanks for adding this recipe.

GeekyChica April 18, 2010

Used the 3/4 cup of splenda and it almost glued my teeth together, I also subsituted the oil with the apple sauce. I should have taken Barb's advise and just use 1/4 cup of splenda. Will try the next time. I liked the texture of it, didnt have no cinnamon and will certainly try that next time too.

coffee crazy March 03, 2009