This is a low fat banana bread.
It consists of a hearty cup of oats, a few large ripe sweet soft bananas, fragrant cinnamon, silky plain flour, a teaspoon of good ol' bi-carb soda.......okay I'll stop there. But you get the jist right? This bread is low fat yet it has all the ingredients to make it taste like a full fat banana cake. Whatever that means.
I haven't actually eaten the cake, seeing as I can't have bananas, but my Dad said it was so good! Yee-haw! A low fat oatmeal banana bread thats good? You can't be serious!
Y'know what I like about this dessert though? You can eat a lot of it and never worry about getting fat.
Unlike my previous Vegan Chocolate Cake post. I demolished that in one night and my pants felt tighter the next day so we all know that I gained roughly about 7 kilos!
Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Bread
adapted from the Weight Watchers site
makes 1 loaf of 10 slices, 4 points per slice
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp canola or walnut oil
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 medium egg whites, beaten
- 3 large bananas, ripe
- 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients including the oats and cinnamon.
In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add oil and whole egg and mix thoroughly.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Batter will be fairly thick.
In a medium sized bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat the egg whites until medium stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter in three additions.
Pour batter into pan and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. Slice loaf into 10 equally sized slices.