Don't let the healthy name fool you, this banana bread is moist and full of flavor. Whole grains, high fiber and low fat and sugar are just the added benefits. My family devours it! This can also be made in 4 mini loaf pans, just bake for 25 to 30 minutes at the same temperature.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar blend, flax meal, bananas, milk, sour cream and egg whites until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the banana mixture until moistened. Spoon into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 48.3g 16% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; sodium 253.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2007
i don't like rating a recipe that i have altered, but it was so fantastic i just have to comment. i think the recipe would be great on it's own, but b/c of what i did and did not have I: used brown sugar instead of splenda, used 3 bananas and 1 c applesauce, added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg, i cut back 1/4 c. flour and added 1 c oats, 1/2 c walnuts, sprinkled w/ oats. I made 4 mini loaves. it was a dark pan so I baked for 25 min. perfect. sooo yummy especially for such a healthy bread. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2012
I'm always looking for healthy recipes so when I came across this one I was psyched. But the product was just ok. The amount of flax seed added to this recipe made the bread somewhat sticky/chewy. I'd cut back on the flax seed and sub in more whole wheat flour. Read More
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137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2007
i don't like rating a recipe that i have altered, but it was so fantastic i just have to comment. i think the recipe would be great on it's own, but b/c of what i did and did not have I: used brown sugar instead of splenda, used 3 bananas and 1 c applesauce, added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg, i cut back 1/4 c. flour and added 1 c oats, 1/2 c walnuts, sprinkled w/ oats. I made 4 mini loaves. it was a dark pan so I baked for 25 min. perfect. sooo yummy especially for such a healthy bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2008
Delicious healthy banana bread. I followed others recomendations by using brown sugar instead of the splenda (I don't like using artificial sweetners), 5 bananas instead of 3, 1/2c of applesauce, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, 1/2tsp nutmeg and cut 1/4c of flour and added 1c. oats. I'm always looking for healthier versions of our family favorites and this is now one of them. Very tasty!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
this was bad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2007
WOW! I am not renowned for my baking ability yet these muffins turned out BEAUTIFULLY. I even made substitutions which I am rarely brave enough to do! I used brown sugar instead of splenda (because I don't like the fake supersweet aftertaste) nonfat vanilla yogurt instead of sour cream and substituted 1/2 c. wheat bran for 1/2 c of the ww flour. I added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg as recommended by another reviewer (thanks!) and added 1/2 c. each chopped pecans and chocolate chips. They turned out stunningly! They were quickly gobbled down. I made 18 medium-sized muffins and baked them in silicone pans so had to keep them in 5-10 minutes longer than expected (about 30m). They came to 191 calories a piece with my changes including 6.2 grams of fat (from the pecans chocolate and flax mostly) 32.6 g carbs (including 17 g sugar and 5 g fibre) and 4.5 g protein per muffin... if you left out the choc chips -35.5 calories; no pecans = -22.8 calories; splenda = -32.3 calories (per muffin). So you could get 'em down to about 100 calories each but they wouldn't taste as good:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
I made a lot of changes based on what I had available and these turned out excellent--super moist & full of flavor. Here's what I did: --substituted 1/2c. maple syrup for splenda/sugar --substituted 1/2 c. peach keifer for sour cream & milk --substituted 1/2c. hemp seeds for flaxseed (for someone who doesn't like this the crunchy hemp I would rec. walnut pieces). --substitute 2/3 c. old fashioned oats for for 2/3 of the whole wheat flour --added 1tsp. cinnamon and 1tsp. vanilla --used 1 whole egg instead of eggwhites --baked in toaster over (to avoid heating my already hot house during a souther CA summer!) in muffin tins 30 mins each tin (might take less time in regular oven) --yield: 16 muffins Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2005
I have played around with this recipe and now use golden flaxseed and whole wheat pastry flour which makes it even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
I had to make a couple of adjustments first I didn't have flaxseed so I used more flour I also used stone ground whole wheat flour. I think it came out great because of the flour I used it had an interesting texture that my husband loves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2008
I really liked this recipe however I did alter it some because of what I had on hand and preference. I used dark brown sugar instead of splenda and vanilla yogurt instead of sour cream. Plus I threw in a tablspoon or two or whole wheat germ. It turned out wonderfully. It will make a great quick breakfast on days when I'm short on time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
I know that the changes I made make this more fattening but I had to share because this turned out so yummy. I used butter instead of sour cream and one whole egg. At least the flax and whole wheat organic flour I used makes me feel a bit better about cheating. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2012
I'm always looking for healthy recipes so when I came across this one I was psyched. But the product was just ok. The amount of flax seed added to this recipe made the bread somewhat sticky/chewy. I'd cut back on the flax seed and sub in more whole wheat flour. Read More
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