Deliciously Light: Skinny Banana Bread or Muffins for Weight Watchers

Smart Ingredient Swaps: Crafting a skinny banana bread or muffins recipe for Weight Watchers involves making smart ingredient choices to keep points in check without compromising on flavor. Start by using ripe bananas, which provide natural sweetness and moisture, reducing the need for added sugars. Choose whole wheat or oat flour for a fiber boost, contributing to a heartier texture without extra points. Consider using alternative sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit to reduce the overall sugar content while maintaining sweetness.

Protein-Packed Addition: Enhance the nutritional profile of your skinny banana bread or muffins by incorporating a protein source. Consider adding non-fat Greek yogurt or egg whites to the batter. These additions not only contribute to the overall moisture and texture but also increase the protein content, making your baked goods more satisfying and suitable for those following Weight Watchers.

Balancing Flavors with Spices: Create a delightful flavor profile by incorporating warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or a hint of vanilla extract. These spices complement the natural sweetness of the bananas and add depth to your baked goods without the need for excess sugars or fats. The aromatic combination of spices enhances the overall satisfaction of your skinny banana bread or muffins.

Portion Control for SmartPoints: To align with Weight Watchers principles, pay attention to portion control. Whether baking a loaf of banana bread or individual muffins, controlling the serving size helps manage the SmartPoints value per serving. By portioning out your baked goods appropriately, you can enjoy a satisfying treat without exceeding your daily point allowance.

Healthier Toppings and Mix-Ins: Consider healthier toppings and mix-ins to add variety and flavor without adding unnecessary points. Chopped nuts, such as walnuts or almonds, can provide crunch and additional nutrients. Sprinkle a touch of cinnamon on top before baking for an extra burst of flavor. These additions contribute to the overall enjoyment of your banana bread or muffins without compromising your Weight Watchers goals.

Versatility for Variety: Experiment with variations to keep things interesting. Try adding a handful of dark chocolate chips for a touch of indulgence without significant point additions. Alternatively, incorporate dried fruit like raisins or cranberries for a burst of sweetness and texture. These variations allow you to tailor your skinny banana bread or muffins to your preferences while staying within your SmartPoints budget.

In conclusion, creating a skinny banana bread or muffins recipe for Weight Watchers is about making mindful ingredient choices and finding a balance between flavor and wellness. By incorporating protein, opting for whole grains, and controlling portion sizes, you can enjoy a delicious baked treat without compromising your commitment to a healthy and points-conscious lifestyle.

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

2 Points® per slice or muffin

COOK TIME30 minutes


TOTAL TIME45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup self rising flour (I use Gold Medal)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas, medium-large* see notes
  • 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.