I love sweet things, particularly banana bread, but have been trying to cut down my calories recently. Disappointed with what the shops could offer I set about making my own ‘healthier’ alternative to traditional banana bread. This one is around 125 calories a slice (I cut my bread into 16ths- width slices x 8 and the down the middle). It sounds like they are really small slices, but they are so dense you don’t need any more.
- 100 g low fat margarine
- 2 very ripe bananas (mashed)
- 2 medium eggs
- 100 g golden caster sugar (or sweetener if you are being really good)
- 100 g honey
- 300 g wholemeal self raising flour (this isn’t less calorific, but a healthier alternative to the white version)
- Preheat your oven to 170 degrees C, then line and grease (I used fry-light) a bread tin.
- Cream the margarine and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy, then add the eggs, honey and bananas.
- When combined, slowly fold in the wholemeal flour until you have a smooth mixture.
- Add the mixture to the prepared cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes or until the cake is cooked all the way through. Use a knife or skewer to test the middle by poking it into the centre of the cake. It should come out without any mixture on.