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Lightened Banana Nut Dessert Bread

Lightened Banana Nut Dessert Bread

This Lightened Banana Nut Dessert Bread literally lightens up the old favorite banana bread without sacrificing taste. A slice of this bread makes a great dessert!


1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
1 egg
1 egg white
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup low-fat milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped nuts, toasted


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Toast the nuts by placing them on a cookie sheet in the 350-degree oven. Bake until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.

Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the yogurt, then add the egg and the egg white, stirring well after each addition. Add the bananas, then the milk, blending well.

Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Add to the creamed mixture; blend together, but do not over beat, as this will toughen the bread. Add the nuts and pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool. For best results, let it cool before cutting.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 16 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 156; Total Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 129mg; Carbohydrates: 26g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 3g

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