Banana Bread – healthier with secret ingredients!

This 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.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 100 grams of sugar or 2 scoops of Monkfruit
  • 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 of skim milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon of yoghurt
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour 200 grams
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts 50 grams

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or (175C) or if using a dark pan, set temperature to 325F (163C)
  2. Instructions:
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, cream sugar (or Monkfruit) with the butter and avocado.
  4. Add the mashed bananas to the mixture.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for an hour before serving.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 1 loaf, 12 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Equipment: Loaf pan, mixing bowls, sharp knife
Note: for people with nut allergies, eliminate the nuts. This will reduce calories as well.

Nutrition (Per Serving): 1 slice (with sugar)

Calories

222

Fat

8.6g

Saturated Fat

.8g

Cholesterol

0mg

Carbohydrate

33.9g

Fiber

1.8g

Protein

3.5g

Sugar

13.7g

Sodium

111mg

Vitamin D

2mcg

Calcium

19mg

Nutrition (Per Serving): 1 slice (with no sugar, Pure Monkfruit)

Calories

191

Fat

8.6g

Saturated Fat

.8g

Cholesterol

0mg

Carbohydrate

25.6g

Fiber

1.8g

Protein

3.5g

Sugar

5.4g

Sodium

111mg

Vitamin D

2mcg

Calcium

19mg