Our Favorite Banana Bread–WW Smart Points


Adapted from https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/our-favorite-banana-bread/

Ingredients

1/2 cup granulated sugar (24 SP on Blue)
1/4 cup granulated stevia (sweetener) (0 SP on Blue)
1/4 cup softened butter (20 SP on Blue)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (0 SP on Blue)
2 large eggs (0 SP on Blue)
3 ripe bananas (mashed, about 1 1 /2 cups) (0 SP on Blue)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour (25 SP on Blue)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans (11 SP on Blue)

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 325 ° F. Grease a 9 x 5″ loaf pan (or similar size loaf pan).

I’m a true believer in the one bowl method. I guess thats because it’s never been proven to me the absolute necessity to mess up several different bowls, so I only use one.
In mixing bowl of an electric mixer, mash bananas. Add sugar, butter, and sweetener and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs and stir.

Add the flour (one-half cup at a time, alternating flour with spices) baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to the wet ingredients and stir everything just until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Set aside to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before removing the bread from the pan and allowing it to cool completely.

Slice bread loaf into 12 pieces. Each piece is 6.5 SP on Blue program. Green and Purple plans may have different Smart Point values.

When I make this again, and I will, I’ll add maybe another half cup of applesauce. The bread was just a little dry, but that can be overcome by spritzing it with spray butter! (Unless you have extra points you want to use and slather on some REAL butter!) You can also cut down on the points by omitting the pecans, but I love pecans in my banana bread.

And hey, WW does work, I’m own 25 pounds since September!

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