Is it strange that I may or may not keep at least 8 frozen bananas in my freezer at a time. When I get below 4 bananas I start to panic and have to replenish my stash. I use frozen bananas for so many things. I actually just prefer to eat them that way….is that weird? I make banana “ice cream” with them, Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops, use them in smoothies like this one, and of course to make banana bread. My latest banana bread creation is this Low Fat Blueberry Pecan Banana Bread.
This banana bread was everything I was hoping it would be. The recipe that inspired it was from one of my favorite bloggers, Deborah over at Taste and Tell. I was browsing through her delicious recipes and stumbled on this Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread. I had blueberries leftover in my fridge from my Berries and Feta Salad I made last week and knew I had to make a version of this wonderful bread!
I wanted to keep this banana bread healthy so I wouldn’t feel guilty when I ate a
whole mini loaf piece of it. To keep the bread low fat I completely eliminated all of the butter from it and replaced it with unsweetened applesauce and non fat plain Greek yogurt. The addition of these two butter replacements keeps the bread super moist.
I also replaced one of the eggs with two egg whites. Since my bananas were nice and ripe I cut out a 1/3 of a cup of the sugar from the original recipe. Finally, since I like to use whole grains whenever possible to my baked goods, I used a cup and a half of whole wheat pastry flour to replace most of the all purpose flour. This bread is loaded with lots of fresh blueberries and to add some crunch, toasted pecans.
This Low Fat Blueberry Pecan Banana Bread makes a great breakfast alongside some eggs or Greek yogurt for protein, or as a healthy afternoon snack to power you through until dinner. I made the bread into 3 mini loaves so I could share them with my family, but you can also just make one large loaf in a 9×5 inch loaf pan. This Low Fat Blueberry Pecan Banana Bread would be perfect to serve Easter morning or if you make the mini loaves give them as gifts to your friends, family, or neighbors.