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Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots

Posted Aug 08 2012 4:49pm

Low Fat Banana Bread with dates and Apricots

Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots

Low fat banana bread jazzed up with dates and apricots. Have you ever added chopped dates and apricots to banana bread? I hadn’t until now.

I got the idea for adding chopped dates and apricots to banana bread while thumbing through an older version of the  Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook . I love both dates and apricots and usually have them in my pantry, but had never thought of stirring them into banana bread batter. (That’s why I’m always reading cookbooks – for creative inspiration.)

But, instead of following that recipe, I decided to add chopped dates and apricots to my  Favorite low fat banana bread recipe , tweaking it only slightly.

Banana bread is one of my favorite things. If you like dense moist banana bread, you’ll want to give this one with apricots and dates a try. It’s low in fat since all the moisture comes from the mashed bananas and relatively low in added sugar, because the dates add a lot fo sweetness. Everyone who tasted it liked it and it.


Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots

Weight Watchers Friendly Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots

Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots
Recipe type: Bread
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 16 mins
Serves: 12
Heavy, most and dark banana bread with dates and apricots made without added fat
  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the banana and eggs until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until well blended. Stir in the chopped dates and apricot halves.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir just until blended.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake until a toothipick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes then remove the loaf of bread from the pan and place it directly on the wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 slice): 161 calories, 1.2 g fat, 35.3 g carbs, 2.2 g fiber, 3.5 g protein and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value (PPV)

Other additions (instead of dates and apricots) I want to try:

1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple



Links to More Weight Watchers Friendly Banana Recipes:

Slim & Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bread & Muffin Recipes
Easy Banana Bread Impossible Pie Made Lighter
Skinny Easy Healthy Banana Coconut Date Muffins
Baked Bananas Foster (Laaloosh)
Chocolate Banana Wontons (Weight Watchers)

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