Healthy Banana Bread Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1/2 to 3/4-inch slice
    • Calories: 171
    • Fat: 6g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
    • Cholesterol: 16mg
    • Sodium: 245mg
    • Carbohydrates: 29g
    • Fiber: 2g
    • Protein: 3g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe's nutritional content

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe Video

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Perfect for a quick breakfast or healthy on-the-go snack, this banana bread is under 175 calories per slice. This healthy recipe is made with whole wheat flour. Sour cream makes it moist and keeps it low fat.


    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) trans fat free margarine, at room temperature
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
    • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional


    • Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. With a hand mixer, in a bowl, beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat about 3 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the margarine mixture and mix until just combined. Add vanilla, sour cream and bananas; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, if using. Pour into prepared pan.
    • Bake about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let rest in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.
Yield: 14 servings

Nut Allergy: If you have an allergy to nuts or nut products, read the packaging, labels, warnings and directions for all ingredients in this recipe to determine whether the non-nut ingredients in this recipe were manufactured in a plant that processes nut products. We recommend that you do not solely rely on our information. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer.

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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