Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Moist and tasty! For those on WW, it's an easy, economical homemade alternative to buying the overpriced WW baked goods in the grocery store. This recipe is courtesy of the WW website.
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 1 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- 1⁄2 cup natural applesauce
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixer, mash bananas, add Splenda and mix.
- Mix in rest of indgredients.
- Pour ingredients into a bread pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes; cake tester should come out clean when done.
- Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
- *If using a dark coated pan, bake at 325 degrees and bake a little longer; cake tester to should come out clean when done.
I've made this a number of times and accidently discovered a way to improve it. We had no applesauce, so I substituted the same amount of fat free plain yogurt. It lightened it up, and everyone was happy here. I'm going to try substituting pumpkin for the bananas next b/c I need a low point pumpkin bread.
This was really good. If you are a banana bread fan you can tell it's a little different but I still don't think most would know that its weight watchers. it does not rise much but its still very tasty. its very moist. i decided to add 1/3 cup of PB chips at the last minute. It was surprisingly yummy. I also used half Splenda and half sugar. I went on the WW site and the points with my substitutions made the bread 3 points per serving. With no subs, the site says this is 2 points, not 1.
I followed the recipe to the letter, just added a few mini chocolate chips and it tastes EXACTLY like the Reduced Fat Banana Chocolate Chip cake from Starbucks... All it needs is some cinnamon on top.
I recommend this recipe. It's a sweet treat that won't hurt the hard work you put in to your diet.