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Almost Diet Nutella Banana Bread

Here is a delicious, moist, easy and "almost diet Nutella Bread" recipe for all of you dads out there that want to make a little something for that special gal in your life that keeps all the kids happy.
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breads, Breakfast and Brunch, Desserts
Servings: 12
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • bananas - 4 very ripe mashed
  • apple sauce - 1/2 cup natural, no added sweeteners
  • flour (gluten free) - 1 1/2 cup (if no gluten allergies then can use all purpose flour and do not add the xanthum gum)
  • baking powder - 2 teaspoons
  • baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
  • xanthum gum - 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • butter - 2 tablespoons
  • low glycemic sugar alternatives - 1/2 cup coconut sugar(or 12 splenda packets, 1/2 cup agave syrup, honey, molasses or whatever sugar alternative you prefer).
  • egg whites - 2 large
  • vanilla - 1 teaspoon extract or paste
  • nutella - 1/4 cup ( or a little extra for licking the spoon and testing)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the rest of the wet ingredients; mashed bananas, applesauce, egg whites and vanilla and stir. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder, xanthum gum and salt. Mix together.
  • Slowly, a little a time use a fork to mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Use a little spay oil to coat the bottom and sides of a loaf pan and then flour your pan. Alternatively you can line your pan with parchment paper. This is to prevent sticking.
  • Heat up your nutella for about 30 seconds in the microwave to soften slightly.
  • Spoon half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Drizzle half of the nutella on top of batter. Repeat with the second half of the batter and then follow with a final drizzle swirl back and forth on top.
  • To make a fun design on top of your nutella bread run your knife shallowly in the opposite direction of the swirls.
  • Bake your almost diet nutella banana bread for about 45 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  • Run your knife gently around the edges of the bread within the loaf pan. Slice and serve plain or with a little butter, hugs, kisses and some homemade cards for mom.

Notes

If you are using a pre-made gluten free flour blend, do not add the additional xanthum gum to the recipe.
You can ripen your unripe bananas in the oven and this will make them sweeter. I know how difficult it is to find the perfectly ripe bananas on the exact day you want to make your Nutella banana bread. All you need to do is to preheat your oven to 300 degree's F (148 C). Pop your whole un-peeled bananas on a baking sheet and bake for about 45-60 minutes until they look terrifyingly black. I know they look like something from a horror film and that is exactly why I did not put in the photo. Even though the skin is black the inside is beautifully sweet and ripe and just perfect to use in any baking or other culinary uses.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 12.9g