Fantastic Low-Fat Banana Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 20 slices




  • Set oven to 350 degrees (set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Add in the mashed bananas and buttermilk; beat until smooth.
  • 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!).
  • Add/mix in nuts (if using).
  • Divide the mixture between the two pans.
  • Place both pans directly in the MIDDLE of the oven on the oven rack leaving a couple inches between the pans.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until the loaves test done.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan then loosen the sides of loaves and remove from pans.
  • Cool completely before slicing.