How do I get 122 calories per serving? Well, for sake of ease, I don't include spices when I do calorie counts. The calories they add are negligible. (We're talking maybe 10 calories across the whole recipe.) It also saves me a lot of time when I'm adding up calories, something I do for pretty much every recipe I make. Adding 10 different spices that all are 0-3 calories for the amount I'm using is so frustrating and pretty pointless! Here are the calorie counts per ingredient, in case you are curious:
1 cup white flour - 440 cal.
1 cup whole wheat flour - 440 cal.
5 bananas - 525 cal.
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce - 50 cal.
1/2 cup sugar - 360 cal.
1955/16 rounds to 122 calories!
Lightened Banana Bread
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
Serves 16 - 122 Calories per serving.
|I had already mashed the bananas before I decided to do a blog post. |
Just pretend there are 5 very ripe bananas here, okay?
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. white flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350.
Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a potato masher. Add the eggs and use the masher to break them up a bit.
Add the applesauce and sugar and mix everything together.
Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix together.
Next, add the flours. Mix just until the flour is moist and everything comes together.