Monday, April 13, 2009

A Low Fat Treat

So you know how they say that before you off to college - "beware of the Freshman 15"?

Well for me it was more like that times four. One year I came home at Christmas and was given the Better Homes and Garden "New Dieter's Cook Book" as a present. No, my family is not known for their subtlety.

Still, this book has some awesome recipes and my favorite one is their low calorie banana bread. This treat completely makes up for the pie debacle!

Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 slightly beaten egg whites
1 cup mashed banana
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cooking oil

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In second bowl mix egg whites, banana, sugar, and oil.

Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil or use a non stick pan. Combine all ingredients. Bake at 350 for 45 - 50 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try it

gilesdl said...

The bread was great. Had a nice banna flavor and the cinnamon added something extra to it. I give it a great big 10!!!

Mr. & Mrs. K Dilley said...
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Anonymous said...

Wait, I just ate low-calorie banana bread? You could have fooled me - the bread was delicious!

Dan said...

This was very tasty. Thanks for using us to test your treats!

Tracy said...

This was some awesome banana bread. My favorite kind of bread and low calorie.

Steve said...

Me eat half loaf. Num, num, berry much good banana eat, eat. Chris make yummy , low fat grub, chomp, chomp. Munch, mmmm, want more, gnaw, bite chew.
Best wishes for your continued success,