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Spiced Banana Bread - Weight Watchers Friendly

A lighter version of the classic quick bread - with only 5 WW smart points per slice.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Cooling time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices

Equipment

  • 9" x 5" loaf pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mash bananas to a puree; mix in applesauce. Beat in eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly. Stir in brown sugar.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly fold them into the banana mixture. Mix until just combined and transfer to a parchment-lined loaf pan
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. If top is browning excessively during baking, cover the top of the loaf with a small tent of aluminum foil.
  • Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Notes

When cut into 12 slices, each slice provides:
141 calories
Total fat: 1.1g
Saturated fat: 0.3g
Total sugar: 10.7g
Protein: 3.4g
Fiber: 1.6g
5 Weight Watchers smart points
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