Light and Luscious: Classic Banana Bread


With only 187 calories and 4.3 grams of fat, this banana bread can’t be beat. It’s so easy to prepare and tastes and looks delicious. It’s perfect for the kids (or adults) for breakfast, snack or dessert with a glass of cold milk.  Feel free to add your favorite nuts if you wish.

Low-Fat Classic Banana Bread

Cook Time:

1 hour

Prep Times:

20 minutes


14 servings


2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
11/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

3. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

1 thought on “Light and Luscious: Classic Banana Bread”

  1. i’m always on the lookout for a good banana bread recipe and yours looks simply divine – and healthy! with 4 large bananas sitting on the counter, this may be the perfect afternoon treat with a cup of tea!

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