Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tropical Banana Bread, the Lightened Up Version!

My biggest problem with trying to watch what I eat, is the sweets. I have a really big sweet tooth! It's ok, I can admit it. I am not a huge fan of banana bread, but make it tropical and I am all in. And to make it even better, it is a healthier version. This loaf serves 12, and each serving is 185 calories! So, now I don't feel as guilty!

Tropical Banana Bread
From: Woman's World Magazine

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup refrigerated liquid egg substitute
1/3 cup 1% low fat milk
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple, drained, squeezed dry

For the glaze:
2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1 Tbsp 1% low fat milk

Toasted coconut for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 8 1/2 x4 1/2 loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon; reserve. On medium high speed, beat bananas and sugar until blended. Stir in egg. On low speed, beat in reserved flour mixture alternately with milk until just combined. Stir in pineapple. Transfer to pan. Bake 45 minutes or until pick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.

Combine confectioners sugar, extract and milk until smooth. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with coconut.

16 comments:

Megan said...

Eating that would make me feel like I am on the beach somewhere -

I love banana bread but since I am the only one that would eat it, I practically never make it. So enjoy a piece for me!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love banana bread and I think this recipe buts regular banana bread over the top. This would be so good with a tropical smoothie!

Megan said...

I'm with you, dont care much banana bread but add something else, anything else, and I'm all over it! Love the pineapple and coconut addition. this bread, I would LOVE!

dana McCauley said...

That really looks yummy! Love the glaze and the coconut - decadent looking but still so virtuous!


I make banana bread often. In fact, I've written a bit about it. If you or any one of your readers want more banana bread goodness, check out my tips here:

http://danamccauley.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/banana-bread-the-trilogy/

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have an award for you!

Netts Nook said...

Can't wait to try I love the glaze on top.

Maria said...

I love how you lightened this up! It looks very tasty!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so in the mood for a swimming party now!

Donna-FFW said...

This bread sounds delicious. Love the flavor combination and the glaze just put it over the edge. And uner 200 calories a slice.. KEEPER!

Amanda said...

Looks pretty dang good to me! I'm with you, toss in the tropical and I'm all for it!

I'm stopping by everyone on my blogroll to let them know that I've started a new blog event called Thrifty Thursdays if you are interested in blogging along! http://amandascookin.blogspot.com/2009/02/gauging-interest-thrifty-thursday.html :)

Lo said...

Oh, yum. I love the addition of pineapple to banana bread. Soak it in some rum, and I'd be in heaven :)

stephchows said...

mmmmm this sounds totally up my alley! I'm printing it out now :D

Deborah said...

I am a banana bread lover, so I love that this is a little different. Sometimes you need to mix things up a bit!

Sophie said...

The tropical flavors going on here are so enticing! Makes me wish it was warm outside :), instead of cold and snowy!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tropical Banana Bread, the Lightened Up Version!

My biggest problem with trying to watch what I eat, is the sweets. I have a really big sweet tooth! It's ok, I can admit it. I am not a huge fan of banana bread, but make it tropical and I am all in. And to make it even better, it is a healthier version. This loaf serves 12, and each serving is 185 calories! So, now I don't feel as guilty!

Tropical Banana Bread
From: Woman's World Magazine

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup refrigerated liquid egg substitute
1/3 cup 1% low fat milk
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple, drained, squeezed dry

For the glaze:
2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1 Tbsp 1% low fat milk

Toasted coconut for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 8 1/2 x4 1/2 loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon; reserve. On medium high speed, beat bananas and sugar until blended. Stir in egg. On low speed, beat in reserved flour mixture alternately with milk until just combined. Stir in pineapple. Transfer to pan. Bake 45 minutes or until pick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.

Combine confectioners sugar, extract and milk until smooth. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with coconut.

16 comments:

Megan said...

Eating that would make me feel like I am on the beach somewhere -

I love banana bread but since I am the only one that would eat it, I practically never make it. So enjoy a piece for me!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love banana bread and I think this recipe buts regular banana bread over the top. This would be so good with a tropical smoothie!

Megan said...

I'm with you, dont care much banana bread but add something else, anything else, and I'm all over it! Love the pineapple and coconut addition. this bread, I would LOVE!

dana McCauley said...

That really looks yummy! Love the glaze and the coconut - decadent looking but still so virtuous!


I make banana bread often. In fact, I've written a bit about it. If you or any one of your readers want more banana bread goodness, check out my tips here:

http://danamccauley.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/banana-bread-the-trilogy/

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have an award for you!

Netts Nook said...

Can't wait to try I love the glaze on top.

Maria said...

I love how you lightened this up! It looks very tasty!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so in the mood for a swimming party now!

Donna-FFW said...

This bread sounds delicious. Love the flavor combination and the glaze just put it over the edge. And uner 200 calories a slice.. KEEPER!

Amanda said...

Looks pretty dang good to me! I'm with you, toss in the tropical and I'm all for it!

I'm stopping by everyone on my blogroll to let them know that I've started a new blog event called Thrifty Thursdays if you are interested in blogging along! http://amandascookin.blogspot.com/2009/02/gauging-interest-thrifty-thursday.html :)

Lo said...

Oh, yum. I love the addition of pineapple to banana bread. Soak it in some rum, and I'd be in heaven :)

stephchows said...

mmmmm this sounds totally up my alley! I'm printing it out now :D

Deborah said...

I am a banana bread lover, so I love that this is a little different. Sometimes you need to mix things up a bit!

Sophie said...

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