Low Fat Banana and Fruit Bread

50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
17 ingredients
8 servings
This is a low fat, healthy alternative to traditional banana breads. I think it is very good, and I doubt that anyone you serve it to would know the difference between this bread or one made with higher calorie, cholesterol ladened oils. Total calories, as I figured them (RecipeZaar figures them differently) w/ Walnuts/ Craisins - Calories 1485/ Fat 25.75/ Fiber 32 - 1 Loaf Serving = 186/3.2/4 - WW Pts = 3. Half Loaf Srvg = 2 WW Pts. My calorie totals w/ out Walnuts/ Craisins - Calories 1155/ Fat 5.75/ Fiber 27 - 1 Loaf Servings = 144/>1/3.4 - WW Pts = 2. Half Loaf Srvg = 1 WW Pt. If using crushed pineapple instead of mandarin oranges, the calorie count would drop by 60 calories for the whole batch - 140/0/2 - that is, 7.5 calories @ srvg (mini-loaf sz) - fat/fiber would remain the same - so the variance is minimal, and would not change WW Pts. You could also add - 1/3 cup Sweetened Coconut - 117/7.9/1.1 (adds abt. 8g sugar) - with or w/out the walnuts, or double the Coconut to 2/3 cup, dropping the walnuts all together! All variations would change WW Pts count - adding 1/3c coconut in addition to chopped walnuts would change to: 1602/33.65/33.1 - 8 srvgs = 200/4.2/4.2 or 4 Pts. Replacing 1/3 cup coconut flakes for the 1/4 cup walnuts, would leave the point count the same as originally figured: 3 Pts @ mini-loaf srvg. Okay, just a thought here - but, I'll bet this recipe would make great cookie too! They would be moist, soft cookie - if you made 24 cookie - even w/ the walnuts and craisins - they'd be about 1 WW Pt for each cookie. Really, there are so many variations you could do to this recipe! You could add some dried candied fruit to make it a fruit cake type loaf or cookie (probably adding loads of calories and points - but for a occasional treat you might consider it - if you do that, I'd use broken walnuts, not chopped - bigger chunks like in regular fruit cake). I hope I've given you enough info so that you can, without doing much math, figure the various calorie or points totals. Sorry for the lengthy introduction, but I really think this recipe is great! Let me know what you think! I appreciate your input or suggestions.

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , quick-breads , muffins , beginner-cook , easy , heirloom~historical , breads , diabetic , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (23.59 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 84.65 Calories from Fat 18.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.0g 24.59%
Saturated Fat 0.56g 22.55%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 84.58mg 225.56%
Sodium 256.02mg 85.34%
Total Carbohydrate 8.38g 22.35%
Dietary Fiber 0.47 g 14.89%
Sugars 7.0 g %
Protein 8.23g 131.61%
Vitamin A 182.85IU% Vitamin C 0.14mg%
Calcium 85.83mg% Iron 0.59mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
old-fashioned oatmeal, orange zest, mandarin oranges, medium ripe bananas, chopped walnuts, sugar substitute, unsweetened applesauce