Healthy banana bread

Have your cake and eat it with this low-fat, healthy banana loaf – perfect for breakfast and beyond

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 145
  • fat 2g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 24g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.6g

Ingredients

  • low-fat spread, for the tin, plus extra to serve
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 300g mashed bananas from overripe black bananas
  • 4 tbsp agave syrup
  • 3 large eggs, beaten with a fork
  • 150ml pot low-fat natural yogurt
  • 25g chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment (allow it to come 2cm above top of tin). Mix the flours, bicarb, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.

  2. Mix the bananas, syrup, eggs and yogurt. Quickly stir into dry ingredients, then gently scrape into the tin and scatter with nuts, if using. Bake for 1 hr 10 mins-1 hr 15 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

  3. Cool in tin on a wire rack. Eat warm or at room temperature, with low-fat spread.