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Low Fat – No Fat Banana Bread Recipe

I know I said I wouldn’t tell anyone how to cook as I am almost hopeless. I consider myself a throw it all in and see how it comes out type of cook.

However this healthy treat needs to be passed around

Moist and tasty with no added fat – great for those watching their bad food intake like us.

It takes me around 15 mins to make and 40 mins to cook and less than one day for us hungry people to devour it – well there is 2 of us.

All the good cooks out there will shudder when I say I don’t sieve flour and cinnamon and vanilla essence are poured in rather than measured but I wont apologise as it makes it taste slightly different each time and variety is the spice and all that. However I will give you peeps an indication of how much is just enough and if you want more then go for it.

You will need

1 large bowl

scales

1 tin of any shape – doesn’t matter really – slightly greased.

An oven – of course – turned to gas mark 5 or 190C

Plates to eat the yummy treat off and just about anything you like to spread on it – Jam, butter or just leave it plain.

You are now ready for the fun bit

Chuck – sorry place in the big bowl

2 medium eggs

40 g of sugar (I find it doesn’t matter which type you use)

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 ripe bananas – love this bit – mash them up with fingers – squishy

3 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

If you like them you could also add raisins and /or sultanas at this point – just a handful is plenty

Mix that all up well and then add

150 g flour – we use wholemeal as we are trying to be very healthy but plain white flour is just as good.

75g oats

Once you have all that in the bowl and mixed together then you are done. Told you – really quick wasn’t it. Fill up your tin, keeping it as level as you can and then place in your oven for around 40 mins.

Put the kettle on and wait for your lovely warm treat to come out of the oven but don’t be tempted to eat it too soon, let it cool for at least 10 minutes and then dig right in.

I know it’s hard to be patient whilst you are waiting for tasty stuff so all I can say to that is

Just Breathe

Steph

Here is one we made earlier – now sadly all gone

Remember, no matter what life throws at us, we can always bake a cake

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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