Super Skinny Banana Bread

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Now I know what you’re thinking, how can banana bread be low in calories? Surely it’s packed full of butter and sugar? Well think again my friends. Just replace the butter and sugar with whole milk natural yoghurt and agave syrup. With only 120 calories per slice, you can definitely have your [delete cake] bread and eat it!

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Here’s how (makes about 12 slices):

  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 large ripe bananas (mashed with a fork)
  • 4 tbsp agave syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150ml whole milk natural yogurt
  • 100g chopped pecans (plus 50g to sprinkle on top)

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Line a loaf tin with baking paper (or grease with margarine) and pre-heat the oven to 160C (140C fan). Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Then add in the bananas, agave syrup, eggs and yoghurt and mix until smooth. Then fold in the chopped pecans. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and scatter the remaining pecans over the top of the mixture. Bake for 1 hour 15 (or until a skewer comes out clean) and leave to cool slightly before removing it from the loaf tin. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into slices.

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Recipe from BBC’s Good Food Magazine¬†

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