Banana Bread – healthier with secret ingredients!
Banana Bread - healthier with secret ingredients!
This Banana Bread is a recipe that my mother typed for me and I have used so much. I wanted to try an eggless version, so the secret ingredient is silken tofu instead of eggs. You can make it added sugar free, dropping many calories but still enjoying a sweet treat. The overripe bananas give it sweetness and the vinegar, milk and yoghurt are a substitute for buttermilk . I have since made many updates to it and improved the calories, carb count and saturated fat profile, but it remains true to its original heritage.
1/2 cup sugar or 2 scoops of Monk fruit (100 grams)
80 grams canola oil
60 grams of silken tofu
3-4 medium sized bananas mashed (350 grams)
1 banana cut in half lengthwise (118 grams)
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon skim milk powder
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon yoghurt
2 cups all-purpose flour (276 grams)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts (50 grams)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or (175C) or if using a dark pan, set temperature to 325F (163C)
In a medium mixing bowl, cream sugar (or Monkfruit) with the butter and tofu.
Add the mashed bananas to the mixture.
Add vinegar to milk and yoghurt in a measuring cup. Stir a few times until it begins to curdle then add to the banana mixture.
In a separate small bowl, mix the flour and baking soda together. Then add the flour and baking soda mixture to the banana mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed but do not over mix. Fold in nuts and mix slightly.
Pour into a greased and floured 8”x4” (20.32 centimetres X 10.15 centimetres) loaf pan. Push the batter slightly higher at the edges than at the center. Place the cut bananas on top touching each other. They will move apart as the loaf rises.
Bake 1 hour to an hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Check after 1 hour and do not under bake or it will fall after it cools.
Remove from oven and let cool for an hour before serving.
Equipment: Loaf pan, mixing bowls, sharp knife
Note: for people with nut allergies, eliminate the nuts. This will reduce calories as well.
Nutrition Information is for recipe made with Monk fruit.
Calories 191, Fat 8.6 grams, Saturated Fat 0.8 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Carbs 25.6 grams, Fiber 1.8 grams, Protein 3.5 grams, Sugar 5.4 grams