Skinny Banana Bread or Muffins

This Skinny Banana Bread is perfectly sweet, buttery, and very flavorful. Perfect for a side dish, breakfast, or even as a dessert!

1 1/2 cup self rising flour (I use Gold Medal)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 ripe bananas, medium-large
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp brown sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Golden Sweetener)
3 Tbsp white sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Classic Sweetener)
2 Tbsp. Land o’ lakes made with canola oil light butter melted or 3 Tbsp of unsweetened applesauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray bread pan (9×5 or 8×4)or a 12 muffin tin with non stick cooking spray
In a large mixing bowl add bananas and use a fork to mash well.
Whisk in the egg, vanilla, brown sugar and white sugar substitute. Stir well.
In a separate bowl combine, self rising flour, baking powder and soda. Stir until well incorporated.
Gradually add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients as you stir. Before the two are completely incorporated add in melted butter. Stir just until barely combined.
DO NOT OVER MIX. (The number one tip is to not over mix or it will ruin the texture)
Pour into pan and bake for 30-45 minutes or (18-20 minutes if making muffins) or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.
Makes 12 slices or 12 muffins

2-3 personal points per slice or muffins

You can substitute the self rising flour for: wheat, gluten free flour, almond flour, or all-purpose flour however; you’ll want to add an additional 1/2 tsp of baking powder so the texture is on point.
Store in an airtight container on the counter for 3 days, in the fridge for 5-7 days, or the freezer for up to a month.
The point value can differ depending on the sugar substitutes you use.
It is VERY important to not over mix the batter-otherwise the texture will be off. Just mix until the wet ingredients have been incorporated with the dry ingredients. Then pour batter into prepared pan.If making them into muffins decrease the cooking time to 14-16 minutes.
If you use unsweetened applesauce it will save you one additional point. However; I love using the light butter made with canola oil rather than the unsweetened applesauce- it gives the banana a creaminess that you just don’t get from the applesauce!
The Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener (sugar substitute) that is used in this recipe is zero points. Please keep in mind-the point value can vary depending on the brand of sugar substitute you choose to use.
Serving Size1Amount Per Serving
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0g
Trans Fat0g
Unsaturated Fat0g
Carbohydrates17gNet Carbohydrates16g

Decadent Delight: Skinny Banana Bread Extravaganza


Indulge your taste buds with our delectable Skinny Banana Bread, a guilt-free delight that harmonizes sweetness, buttery goodness, and rich flavor. Whether enjoyed as a side dish, breakfast treat, or dessert, this recipe promises a symphony of delightful flavors that will elevate your culinary experience. Uncover the secrets behind creating the perfect loaf or muffins, striking the right balance between health-conscious choices and irresistible taste.

Ingredients for Culinary Alchemy:

  1. Self-Rising Flour (1 1/2 cups): Begin with a foundation that ensures the perfect rise, texture, and fluffiness.
  2. Baking Powder (1 tsp): A leavening agent that contributes to the light and airy texture of the bread.
  3. Baking Soda (1 tsp): Enhances the bread’s rise and complements the natural sweetness of bananas.
  4. Ripe Bananas (3 medium-large): The star of the show, lending natural sweetness, moisture, and a distinctive banana flavor.
  5. Egg (1): Adds structure and richness to the bread while contributing to a tender crumb.
  6. Vanilla Extract (2 tsp): Infuses a warm and aromatic essence, complementing the overall flavor profile.
  7. Brown Sugar Substitute (2 Tbsp – Lakanto Golden Sweetener): Provides a rich, caramel-like sweetness without the added calories.
  8. White Sugar Substitute (3 Tbsp – Lakanto Classic Sweetener): Strikes a perfect balance of sweetness without compromising health-conscious choices.
  9. Light Butter Made with Canola Oil or Unsweetened Applesauce (2 Tbsp or 3 Tbsp): Offers a buttery richness with minimal impact on the point system.

Instructions for Culinary Mastery:

  1. Preparation Prelude: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously spray a bread pan (9×5 or 8×4) or a 12-muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Banana Ballet: Mash ripe bananas thoroughly in a large mixing bowl, creating a luscious base for the bread.
  3. Whisking Symphony: Introduce egg, vanilla, brown sugar substitute, and white sugar substitute, whisking until a harmonious blend is achieved.
  4. Flour Flourish: In a separate bowl, combine self-rising flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Gradually incorporate these dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
  5. Butter Elegance: Add melted light butter made with canola oil, stirring just until combined. Caution: Do not overmix, as it may affect the texture.
  6. Pan Poetry: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-45 minutes (or 18-20 minutes for muffins), ensuring a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Slice Symphony: Enjoy 12 slices of pure bliss or muffins that delightfully balance sweetness and health.

Nutritional Insights and Storage Elegance:

  • Each serving accrues a mere 2-3 personal points, making it a delightful addition to your balanced lifestyle.
  • Nutritional values per serving include 93 calories, 1g total fat, 16g net carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 4g sugar, and 2g protein.
  • Explore diverse flour options such as wheat, gluten-free, almond, or all-purpose, with a slight adjustment in baking powder.
  • Store in an airtight container, offering a shelf life of 3 days on the counter, 5-7 days in the fridge, or up to a month in the freezer.

Culinary Symphony in Every Bite:

Embark on a culinary journey with our Skinny Banana Bread, where health-conscious choices converge with an explosion of flavors. Each slice or muffin is a testament to the art of balancing nutrition and taste, ensuring that every bite is a symphony of satisfaction. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe promises a decadent experience that aligns with your wellness goals. Revel in the magic of culinary mastery, creating a Skinny Banana Bread that transcends expectations.